The intention of the Linked Pasts Community & Sustainability Working Group (WG) is to bootstrap Linked Pasts into becoming a viable, long-term and self-sustaining project. Ultimately the aim is to stimulate the start of a virtuous cycle – for Linked Pasts to foster a scholarly community, and in turn provide it with tools enabling this community to contribute to and develop Linked Pasts.
In order to achieve these aims, the WG proposes to:
* Scope, and develop a Linked Pasts online publication, complete with plans for implementing a commissioning, review and technical platform
* Develop a high-level exploration plan for a technical infrastructure for Linked Pasts and linked data stores.
Working Group Coordinators: Timothy Hill & Karl Grossner
kmcdono2 started the topic Experimenting w/NER and Georesolution for Early Modern French Texts in the forum Linked Pasts forum 3 days, 4 hours ago
A common problem for Pelagios Commons community members is the lack of research tools adapted for non-English languages. When we hope to identify and locate places mentioned in texts written in French, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, etc., existing resources come up short. Whether because Named Entity Recognition is usually designed for English…[Read more]
Nuno Freire replied to the topic Resource Development Grants Proposal: Disambiguation of places and periods in the forum Linked Pasts forum 3 weeks ago
Dear Rainer, all,
Thanks a lot for the feedback. It was very helpful.
I prepared the grant proposal at:
If you have the time to comment, it would be appreciated.
All the best,
Dear Linked Pasts members
Due to overwhelming community demand (you are a persistent bunch) we’ve decided to extend the deadline for the Resource Development Grant proposals to April 23, 2017.
The same application guidelines apply – you can see them here.
We look forward to seeing all the proposals.
Rainer Simon replied to the topic Resource Development Grants Proposal: Disambiguation of places and periods in the forum Linked Pasts forum 3 weeks, 2 days ago
I think this could indeed be interesting. Peripleo would be the wrong project for this (it’s a search engine for Pelagios data, and not concerned with geo-parsing). But for Recogito, it might be a fit. (Did you look into how Recogito works? If not, the 10-minute tutorial provides a quick introduction.)
A potential direction would be…[Read more]
rebeccakahn started the topic Resource Development Grants – 1 week left to apply! in the forum Linked Pasts forum 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Hello Linked Past-ers
Just a reminder that applications for the 2017 Resource Development Grants closes on April 9th, so don’t get caught out…
For details of the call for proposals, and how to apply, have a look at this post, and feel free to ask any questions of the Investigative Team via email.
Lats year we received more proposals than we…[Read more]
Nuno Freire started the topic Resource Development Grants Proposal: Disambiguation of places and periods in the forum Linked Pasts forum 3 weeks, 6 days ago
I’m thinking of applying for the grants this year, with a proposal to provide algorithms for disambiguation of place names and (historical) time periods.
This was the topic of my PhD, where I have worked in these algorithms in the context of Europeana, where it resulted in a tool (called the EuropeanaConnect Geoparser). This tool…[Read more]
The Linked Pasts and Time Working Groups are soliciting feedback from all Commons members, and others with an interest, on the topic of events and event modeling. We have published a Pelagios Commons blog post explaining our motivation and posing some specific questions. Please have a look and weigh in with comments.
It’s rare to find any Gauchos here on the east coast, very happy to meet one here!
Thanks so much for your reply. We definitely have larger datasets on our mind as we pursue time-mapping the life of Fifth Dalai Lama. We do think that there are global applications for the way we are thinking through time-place relative to an i…[Read more]
A few thoughts in response to your inquiry; others will have their own perspectives of course. There is definitely interest amongst at least some Pelagios Commons members in how data about individuals and groups can be linked with data about places in the Pelagios framework–how that framework might expand to accommodate ‘non-place…[Read more]
I’m writing from The Treasury of Lives, an online biographical encyclopedia of influential figures from the Tibetan plateau and surrounding regions. We’re very interested in exploring ways to link biography with place and time, and how to best visualize this interrelated information. We’ve looked at some of the existing Mapbox tools that handle…[Read more]
As Leif knows, of course, in the Sunoikisis Digital Classics module I’m convening this semester, we introduce students to (a bit of) Recogito, cartography and GIS as ways of approaching historical space and place. (Some feedback from all that is also on our docket to report in the Recogito Users SIG.) There is always tension between introducing…[Read more]
The domain specific point is certainly true, although one would have to ask whose need to understand the technology in any one academic endeavour is greatest. E.g. someone working on the micro and macro configuration of villas in Roman Britain will be working with texts, maps and archaeological data, the latter largely in the form of site…[Read more]
This is a great question, but the answers may be quite domain specific. For instance, in archaeology, I’d probably want to have emphasis on features related to topography and vector drawing, whereas in history or classics there might be a greater emphasis on comparing heterogeneous and fragmentary sources. In terms of GIS, there always a bit of a…[Read more]
<div>I think this point raises an important further question/distinction. There are certain overarching requirements of an MA degree, and thus of any use of GIS and geospatial technologies within that. The story may be different for MSc’s or equivalent programmes dealing with GIScience topics, but my own module is p…[Read more]
It’s worth flagging up that I’ll be running a new Masters module on Spatial Technologies for Historical Analysis in the Spring term. Like Stuart’s module (which has a lot of resonances) they primary focus will be on GIS, while trying to cover a range of related methods and technologies as well.
FWIW, I think the Pelagios tools are perhaps more…[Read more]
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