Curatr: A Platform for Exploring and Curating Historical Text Corpora

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Title: Curatr: A Platform for Exploring and Curating Historical Text Corpora
Authors: Greene, DerekWade, KarenLeavy, SusanMeaney, Gerardine
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Date: 23-Oct-2020
Online since: 2021-05-26T10:08:30Z
Abstract: The increasing availability of digital collections of historical texts presents a wealth of possibilities for new research in the humanities. However, the scale and heterogeneity of such collections raises significant challenges when researchers attempt to find and extract relevant content. This work describes Curatr, an online platform that incorporates domain expertise and methods from machine learning to support the exploration and curation of large historical corpora. We discuss the use of this platform in making the British Library Digital Corpus of 18th and 19th century books more accessible to humanities researchers.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Science Foundation Ireland
Funding Details: Insight Research Centre
Type of material: Conference Publication
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: Machine learning & statisticsText miningDigital humanitiesCorpus curation
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Reinsone, S., Skadina, I., Baklane, A., Daugavietis, J. (eds.). DHN2020: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries: Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference, Riga, Latvia, October 21-23, 2020
Conference Details: The 5th Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN2020), Riga, Latvia, 21-23 October 2020 (cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak)
ISSN: 1613-0073
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