Towards Semantic Enrichment of Newspapers: A Historical Ecology Use Case

https://openmethods.dariah.eu/2017/12/12/towards-semantic-enrichment-of-newspapers-a-historical-ecology-use-case/ Towards Semantic Enrichment of Newspapers: A Historical Ecology Use Case - OpenMethods 2017-12-12 11:16:45 Introduction: Ecologists are much aided by historical sources of information on human-animal interaction. But how does one cope with the plethora of different descriptions for the same animal in the historic record? A Dutch research group reports on how to aggregate 'Bunzings', 'Ullingen', and 'Eierdieven' (‘Egg-thieves’) into a useful historical ecology knowledge base. Joris van Zundert http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2014/paper-05.pdf Blog post Analysis Annotating Cleanup Content Analysis Data English Enrichment Information Retrieval Interpretation Link Linked open data Machine Learning Modeling Research Activities Research Objects Research Techniques Searching Text via bookmarklet

Introduction by OpenMethods Editor (Joris van Zundert): Ecologists are much aided by historical sources of information on human-animal interaction. But how does one cope with the plethora of different descriptions for the same animal in the historic record? A Dutch research group reports on how to aggregate ‘Bunzings’, ‘Ullingen’, and ‘Eierdieven’ (‘Egg-thieves’) into a useful historical ecology knowledge base.

As a first use case, we chose to investigate documents mentioning ‘bunzing’ (European polecat) and ‘lynx’ (Lynx). These two species are chosen as a first query on the database, which returns relatively modest result sets (2,515 and 5,530 documents respectively) showing a wide variety of topics in the documents.

 

Original publication date: 04/12/2017.

Source: Towards Semantic Enrichment of Newspapers…  CEUR Workshop Proceedings, WHiSe 2017