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Search And Mining Tools with Linguistic Analysis: domain specific search through statistical language modelling

Dr Dan Levene and Mr Martyn Harris will present 'Samtla' which is a collaborative Digital Humanities research project between University of Southampton and Birkbeck University of London. Samtla provides a search facility through statistical language modelling, and document comparison tools to identify both local and global patterns of language use and change over time. Samtla is language-agnostic allowing the tools to be applied to any language corpus or collection of documents. Continue reading →

What Wikipedia can do for you – Lunch and Workshop

Event Details 20th March 2013. 12-3.30pm - Digital Humanities Distributed Laboratory, 2nd floor, Avenue Campus Wikipedian in Residence at the British Library Andrew Gray is the Wikipedian in Residence at the British Library, working on an AHRC-funded program to help academics and researchers engage with Wikipedia and its community. A description of the project is available on the British Library blog: Continue reading →

sotonDH Narrative Workshop

Timetable: Tea and Coffee from 9:30am Morning presentations 10-12:30 We have the following confirmed short (10 minute) talks: Terhi Nurmikko: Narrative structures and literary borrowing techniques in Assyriology Martyn Harris: Samtla – Domain-Specific Search Through Statistical Language Modelling Paul Rissen: The Web as a Story Medium Matthew Tyler-Jones: National Trust and Visitor Narratives Mark Weal: Chawton House project Dave Millard: Strange... Continue reading →

Seeing in a New Light – Archaeological Computing Research Group Seminar

This Friday is the first ACRG seminar of the term, and we welcome all students and staff to attend. Seeing in a new light: How can polynomial texture mapping help record forensic investigations of cremations? Polynomial texture mapping is an image capture and processing technique used to record and represent details from a surface. It has been utilised in archaeology, cultural heritage projects, and forensics. Continue reading →

Lecture in Tartu: Digital Archaeologies – Imaging, Fieldwork and Simulation of the Ancient World

I have finished writing my talk for tomorrow at the University of Tartu. The abstract is below. I am going to concentrate on the data capture aspects of the Portus Project and the data visualisation components of our work at Catalhoyuk, with some mention of the RCUK PATINA project and the AHRC RTISAD project. Tomorrow will be my last full day in beautiful Estonia. An amazing place. Continue reading →

Portus Lecture

A lecture given by Professor Simon Keay that will link with the BBC television documentary with which he has been closely involved. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice-Chancellor. Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, was an entirely artificial creation and one of the great engineering feats of the ancient world. Recent work at the site has produced results that promise to change our understanding of the purpose of the port at different periods of antiquity. Continue reading →

sotonDH workshop: Thinking and working in digital 3D

This *free* workshop will provide an outline of the possibilities for incorporating digital 3D technologies into your working practice. The workshop will include an introduction to a variety of techniques but it will also help you to consider how these techniques can be practically implemented within your work.  The workshop will cover a range of techniques for the capture, modelling and dissemination of 3D data including 3D printing and different styles of 3D projection and cinematography. Continue reading →

Collaborative working using open research data to create open educational resources for the humanities

This *free* local event is part of the Higher Education Academy Open Education Resources seminar series. The focus of this workshop will be to show the benefits of publishing research data openly, and to show how one set of data collected for a single discipline can be used in different ways to create Open Educational Resources with varied content across the humanities. It will be an interactive session which will involve presentations, discussion and hands-on activities. Continue reading →