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GAP: a neogeo approach to classical resources

Barker, Elton; Isaksen, Leif; Byrne, Kate and Kansa, Eric (2011). GAP: a neogeo approach to classical resources. In: European Conference on Complex Systems 2010, 15 September 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

Google Ancient Places (GAP) is a Google Digital Humanities Award recipient that will mine the Google Books corpus for classical material that has a strong geographic and historical basis. GAP will allow scholars, students, and enthusiasts world-wide to query the Google Books corpus to ask for books related to a geographic location or to ask for the locations referred to in a classical text. We will overcome the traditional difficulty of identifying place names by using a combination of URI-based gazetteers and an identification algorithm that associates the linear clustering of places within narrative texts with the geographic clustering of locations in the real world.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST)
ISSN: 1530-9282
Extra Information: This paper was presented as an invited talk at the High Throughput Humanities satellite symposium at ECCS2010.
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
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Item ID: 29850
Depositing User: Elton Barker
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 14:46
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 20:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29850
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