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Citizen science for cuneiform studies

Citizen science for cuneiform studies
Citizen science for cuneiform studies
This paper examines the potential applications of Citizen Science and Open Linked Data within a critical Web Science framework. Described here is a work-inprocess concerning an interdisciplinary, multiinstitutional project for the digitization, annotation and online dissemination of a large corpus of written material from ancient Mesopotamia. The paper includes an outline of the problems presented by a large, heterogeneous and incomplete dataset, as well as a discussion of the potential of Citizen Science as a potential solution, combining both technical and social aspects. Drawing inspiration from other successful Citizen Science projects, the current paper suggests a process for capturing and enriching the data in ways which can address not only the challenges of the current data set, but also similar issues arising elsewhere on the wider Web.
Nurmikko, Terhi
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Dahl, Jacob
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Gibbins, Nicholas
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Earl, Graeme
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Nurmikko, Terhi
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Dahl, Jacob
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Gibbins, Nicholas
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Earl, Graeme
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Nurmikko, Terhi, Dahl, Jacob, Gibbins, Nicholas and Earl, Graeme (2012) Citizen science for cuneiform studies. ACM Web Science 2012, Evanston, United States. 6 pp .

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Abstract

This paper examines the potential applications of Citizen Science and Open Linked Data within a critical Web Science framework. Described here is a work-inprocess concerning an interdisciplinary, multiinstitutional project for the digitization, annotation and online dissemination of a large corpus of written material from ancient Mesopotamia. The paper includes an outline of the problems presented by a large, heterogeneous and incomplete dataset, as well as a discussion of the potential of Citizen Science as a potential solution, combining both technical and social aspects. Drawing inspiration from other successful Citizen Science projects, the current paper suggests a process for capturing and enriching the data in ways which can address not only the challenges of the current data set, but also similar issues arising elsewhere on the wider Web.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 June 2012
Published date: 23 June 2012
Venue - Dates: ACM Web Science 2012, Evanston, United States, 2012-06-23
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Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 341015
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341015
PURE UUID: fadf78eb-5ce8-4ebe-81e9-09d7b93324e7
ORCID for Nicholas Gibbins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6140-9956
ORCID for Graeme Earl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9077-4605

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2012 13:13
Last modified: 22 Mar 2019 01:35

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