• Encoding Names for Contextual Exploration in Digital Thematic Research Collections

    Project Director(s):
    Julia Hammond Flanders (see profile)
    Author(s):
    Julia Hammond Flanders (see profile) , John Melson
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Brown University
    Tag(s):
    Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities, NEH White papers
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FS9H
    Abstract:
    The Brown University Women Writers Project (WWP) seeks Level II funding from the NEH Digital Humanities Startup Grants program for a new project to explore new ways of representing contextual information that will support advanced kinds of user interaction with thematic research collections. In this project we will be focusing on the representation of persons and personal names. We will first examine methods of representing names and the persons they denote, considering in particular the kinds of scholarly work that such representations can support. We will next develop an experimental data representation of the names and persons found in our published collection, Women Writers Online (WWO). Finally, we will build a prototype interface that exposes this data for reader interaction and exploration. The result will be to embed the primary sources in an extensible web of contextual information that can support interface features such as searching, exploration, and pattern visualization.
    Notes:
    The advancement of humanities text encoding and research by refining and expanding the automated representation of personal names and their contexts.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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