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SEA CHANGE @ DM2Efinal conference, Pisa, Dec 11

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Results from the Open Humanities Awards SEACHANGE project, presented at the DM2E final conference in Pisa, December 11, 2014.

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SEA CHANGE @ DM2Efinal conference, Pisa, Dec 11

  1. 1. SEA CHANGE Linking Data about the Past through Geography Rainer Simon @aboutgeo Austrian Institute of Technology Leif Isaksen, Pau de Soto University of Southampton Elton Barker The Open University December 11 2014 | DM2E Final Event, Pisa, Italy
  2. 2. Early Geospatial Documents Maps and geographic writing predating 1492.
  3. 3. The problem: Data is “semantically opaque”. Geographical context evident to humans, but not machines.
  4. 4. Two public workshops to • trial our geo-annotation tool RECOGITO • reach out to the community • turn some raw data into Linked Open Data… • …and have fun doing it!
  5. 5. RECOGITO Geo-Annotation Tool http://pelagios.org/recogito/docs
  6. 6. Workshop #1 University of Heidelberg, October 31. 27 students of Geography & Archaeology.
  7. 7. Workshop #1 University of Heidelberg, October 31. Classical & Medieval Latin texts, Medieval maps.
  8. 8. Some Numbers… • 2.650 places identified in text • 2.500 places identified in maps • 830 map transcriptions • 140 gazetteer resolutions • 490 other actions (edits, comments, deletions,…) 6.620 contributions total on that day!
  9. 9. Ptolemy, Nicolaus Tedescho & Francesco Berlinghieri: Tabvla secvnda de Evropa (1482).
  10. 10. Workshop #2 University of Applied Sciences Mainz, December 4. 22 students, mixed background (engineering/archaeology).
  11. 11. Workshop #2 University of Applied Sciences Mainz, December 4. Medieval travel writing & 14th/15thC. maritime maps.
  12. 12. More Numbers… • 2.600 places identified in text • 3.200 places identified in maps ! • 620 map transcriptions • 544 gazetteer resolutions ! • 537 other actions (edits, comments, deletions,…) 7.511 contributions total on that day!
  13. 13. Workshops, Part II: Data Re-Use Tutorials for using our data without our tools. Example 1: Exploring Medieval itineraries in GIS.
  14. 14. Workshops, Part II: Data Re-Use Example 2: Hacking with our data – maps, timelines, networks.
  15. 15. So… What‘s Next? Introducing PELAGIOS • Linking Data about the past based on the notion of Place • Connectivity through Common References • 40+ partners from 6 countries • Heterogenous resources: images, texts, databases, etc. • De-centralized: publish your own data, share the principles (and there’s some RDF involved, too…) • We are currently working on an API for search & discovery http://pelagios-project.blogspot.co.uk
  16. 16. So many ways to get involved :-) • Download our data from Recogito • Experiment with our API (warning: unfinished) • Become a Recogito editor • Become a Pelagios partner!
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention http://pelagios-project.blogspot.co.uk http://pelagios.org/recogito http://github.com/pelagios @pelagiosproject Grateful acknowledgement to JISC, AHRC, the DM2E project, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and all Pelagios partners.

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