• Berkeley Prosopography Services: Building Research Communities and Restoring Ancient Communities through Digital Tools

    Project Director(s):
    Niek C. Veldhuis
    Author(s):
    Laurie Pearce, Patrick Schmitz, Niek C. Veldhuis
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of California, Berkeley
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities, Ancient languages
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6506Z
    Abstract:
    Berkeley Prosopography Service (BPS) is an innovative open-source digital tool and service that automatically extracts prosopographic data from TEI-encoded text and generates visualizations of the dynamic social networks contained in the text corpora. Filters allow researchers to vary search parameters to consider alternative or hypothetical scenarios such as the impact of individuals and conditions on social and economic relationships. BPS provides users with individual workspaces for research, assessment and probabilistic modelling, while corpus administrators maintain data integrity. During the grant period, BPS, the first independent tool and service to be incorporated into the international Cuneiform Digital Library consortium, will undergo beta-testing of additional text corpora to confirm the reliability and generalizability of its tools for widespread use in the broad community of prosopographers.
    Notes:
    Development of the Berkeley Prosopography Service (BPS), an open source digital toolkit that extracts prosopographic data from TEI encoded text and generates interactive visual representations of social networks.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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