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
[updated to reflect completion]
In December 2017 The Linked Pasts Working Group of Pelagios Commons (LPWG) completed a white paper, “From Linking Places to a Linked Pasts Network.” [PDF]
The paper reports on our activity enumerating user requirements for a future Linked Pasts technical infrastructure, and makes some interim recommendations: for…[Read more]
I can make two recommendations:
1) The best tool I know of is BreezeMap <http://hcmc.uvic.ca/campus/> –
written by a colleague of mine. If the functionality meets your needs,
you can check out the code from <https://github.com/martindholmes/Breez
eMap> and use whatever tileset you like (AWMC offers an ancient terrain
tileset &…[Read more]
for the province boundaries on the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg website we reused some polygons taken from the Pelagios github repo and worked them over in http://geojson.io/. You can copy&paste e.g. some geojson province file from the EDH website (http://edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/edh/geographie/900058.json) and paste it into…[Read more]
there should be a few tools (of varying quality) floating around the Web which will allow you to draw a shape manually and copy the coordinates out. E.g.
(This one will print out a GeoJSON-compatible geometry object you can copy-and-paste)
If you are just looking to draw a small number of…[Read more]
we would like to encode polygons as precise as possible in our data for ancient regions, kingdoms, areas occupied by ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Some boundaries are well known, especially if they correspond to coasts or rivers. some are very blurred.
How to draw these polygons easily and get the coordinates of the polygon to store in…[Read more]
not knowing if the people in this group are the same, I repeat some intro from a post to the time WG. We are starting to work on encoding some geo data in ethiopian texts thanks to a resource development grant from pelagios.
We start from pretty much nothing, and we want to record attestations of ancient places in an ethiopian c…[Read more]
thill started the topic Past inspirations, future visions (reposted from the Discussion list) in the forum Linked Pasts forum 1 year, 1 month ago
If you’re involved in Pelagios Commons at all, we’re pretty sure you have a lot of opinions. About your discipline. About the digital humanities. About semantic annotation. About how all these things relate to each other.
And if you’re involved in Pelagios Commons at all, we’re also pretty sure those opinions are well-developed. Richly nuanced…[Read more]
kmcdono2 started the topic Experimenting w/NER and Georesolution for Early Modern French Texts in the forum Linked Pasts forum 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 2 months 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.
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