Saturday 14th November, 2015
2:15pm to 3:00pm
Digitizing 22,000 primary source documents breathes new life into an academic library’s collection of 18th century naturalization records; outsourcing the digitization frees time and sparks innovation. This project team evaluated data science tools for natural language process (NLP) and visualization. Data science tools encourage users to interact with this collection, and these tools help researchers unveil information, trends, and connections, which are otherwise undiscoverable. This innovative approach includes: Building a system to mine text from documents; Developing visualization tools to display the socio- and historic data about immigration; Developing a system to facilitate the transcription of handwritten documents.
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