GAP: a NeoGeo approach to classical resources

Isaksen, Leif, Barker, Elton, Kansa, Eric and Byrne, Kate (2011) GAP: a NeoGeo approach to classical resources. Leonardo, 45, (1)


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Google Ancient Places (GAP) is a Google Digital Humanities Award recipient that will mine the Google Books corpus for classical material that has a strong geographic and historical basis. GAP will allow scholars, students, and enthusiasts world-wide to query the Google Books corpus to ask for books related to a geographic location or to ask for the locations referred to in a classical text. We will overcome the traditional difficulty of identifying place names by using a combination of URI-based gazetteers and an identification algorithm that associates the linear clustering of places within narrative texts with the geographic clustering of locations in the real world.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0024-094X (print)
1530-9282 (electronic)
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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 204481
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2011In press
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 16:25
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:47

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