Monthly Archives: January 2011

Visualising some sample results using Pleiades+

Now that the new extended version of the Pleiades name-set based on GeoNames (aka Pleiades+) is available, I’ve altered the Geoparser to use it as a gazetteer in the georesolving step for working out the geographical location of places mentioned … Continue reading

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A DIALOG between projects: Bridging the GAP to ancient world data

HESTIA has started to use the latest digital technology for the interrogation of geographical concepts mentioned in an ancient historical narrative; GAP builds on this research by pioneering the means to discover ancient places not only in a single text … Continue reading

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Geoparsing the HESTIA text of Herodotus

I come to the GAP project from having worked on the Edinburgh Geoparser (see e.g., a tool that comprises of two main components: 1. The geotagger – which finds placename mentions in the text, and 2. The georesolver – … Continue reading

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Pleiades+ : adapting the ancient world gazetteer for GAP

Pleiades (, a project that is digitizing the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (R.J.A. Talbert, ed., Princeton, 2000), is in the process of putting on line the most extensive and accurate coverage of ancient locations published thus … Continue reading

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GAP work-in-progress report 1 (Oct 10-Jan 11)

GAP has been running for just over three months, so we thought that now was an appropriate time to pause and reflect where we are in our attempt to extend the discovery and querying of ancient places from the HESTIA … Continue reading

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Visualizing Associations of Place Names in Texts

In my last post, I discussed some early analysis, based on the HESTIA project, on place-names in the Histories of Herodotus. After lots of grief with memory and other server configuration issues, I finally managed to deploy a preliminary interface … Continue reading

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