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Even more unlocked

Just a quick update on the Unlock Text interface I posted about last time… Eric noticed that the ‘gazref’ attribute doesn’t point back to the original source gazetteer – you needed a second interrogation of the server to get that info. That’s … Continue reading

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Unlocking Text

We haven’t posted in a while. Things have been happening… This is just a brief update on some recent work I’ve been doing with the geoparser. If I don’t make it brief it won’t happen at all. Way back in … Continue reading

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The Story Continues…

It’s time to announce some great news. Google have been very happy with the first phase of GAP and so have kindly agreed to provide us with additional funding to take us into new territory. This is exciting for a … Continue reading

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Designing a Visual Interface for GAP Texts

In my last two posts, I covered some of the technical approaches we used to develop GapVis, a visual interface for exploring GAP texts. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the interface and visualization choices we made in designing the … Continue reading

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Geoparsing Google Books and Open Library texts

As promised a few posts back, I’m now going to bring the geoparsing report up to date with some notes about how we got on with processing large amounts of text, once we’d finished tweaking the Geoparser setup. Google kindly … Continue reading

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Building a Single-Page Application for GAP, Part 2

In my last post, I started setting out some of the work we did to create GapVis, an online interface for reading and visualizing GAP texts. In this post, I’ll go a bit more into the technical details of the … Continue reading

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How we tweaked the geoparsing

In my last post I promised some updates, so here’s a short report on the first two points: Improving the geotagging, so that we can find ancient place-name mentions more accurately in the input texts. Improving the georesolution, so we … Continue reading

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Building a Single-Page Application for GAP, Part 1

Hello, I’m Nick Rabinowitz, and as Elton mentioned in his last post I’ve joined the GAP team to help create an online interface for reading and visualizing GAP texts, tentatively titled “GapVis.” In the next few posts, I’ll set out … Continue reading

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Finishing off the geoparsing end of GAP

We’ve now finished the geoparsing work – all the source texts have been put through the pipeline to identify place-names (geotagging) and provide spatial co-ordinates for them (georesolution). Geoparsing is the first step for GAP, providing the material for the … Continue reading

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What we did over the summer…

Judging by the lack of recent activity on our blog, it rather looks like the GAP team spent our summer after #dh11 surfing the waves in California. I’m happy to report that we’ve been up to far more interesting stuff … Continue reading

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