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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 →