OpenCV is a very popular, free and open source software system used for a large variety of computer vision applications. This article is intended to help you get started in experimenting with OpenCV using an example of face detection in images as a case study.
This blog post from EHRI introduces 'quod' (querying OCRed documents), a prototype Python-based command line tool for OCRing and querying digitised historical documents, which can be used to organise large collections and improve information about provenance. To demonstrate its use in context, this blog takes the reader through a case study of the International Tracing Service, showing workflows and the steps taken from start to finish.
Topic modelling is a technique by which documents within a corpus are clustered based on how certain groups of terms are used together within the text. The commonalities between such term groupings tend to form what we would normally call “topics”, providing a way to automatically categorise documents by their structural content, rather than a more metadata-based knowledge system. Using resources held with EHRI's collections, this notebook offers learners an introduction to 'LDA' topic modelling using Python in a step-by-step guide.
In this lecture from the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ADCH-CH), Jeffrey Schnapp outlines the main questions which Knowledge Design is concerned with. Schnapp provides an overview of the current situation of boundaries between libraries, museums, archives, and the classroom becoming growing porous. Additionally, he explores the role of knowledge in Digital Humanities, and which methods and tools are ideal for efficient knowledge extraction.
Polifonia is a H2020 project that aims at harmonising diverse information sources in the landscape of musical heritage and scholarship. The challenges are many, from data management, to knowledge organisation and dissemination barriers. In this talk, an ontology driven strategy to organise, share, and interact with the wealth of music data on the web, is presented. This include solutions to engage with scholars and lay persons, with an emphasis on data visualisation and storytelling.
This video presentation from Clare Lanigan at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) on the 'Archiving Reproductive Health' project, and discusses archival activism more broadly. In particular she gives a demonstration of the current collections available through the archive, provides details of how items were compiled, and also discusses the more pastoral and welfare issues for archival staff when dealing with items relating to political or social activism.
This webinar is a lively discussion of archival collections containing rich material relating to Dublin, ranging from ‘ghost signs’ that illustrate the hidden history of Dublin’s commercial past, historical collections on key events in our shared history like the 1916 Rising, community-based films that showcase the contemporary social history of the city, photographs that provide insight into the fascinating heritage of communities like the Dublin Port docklands, and much more.
This webinar from the Digital Repository of Ireland focuses on what intangible cultural heritage is, why it's important, how it can be protected, and how digital records can help to pass them down to future generations
Social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and Facebook can be great places for academics to share their research and reach new audiences. In this video, Dr Bob Nicholson (Edge Hill University, UK) will demonstrate the techniques he uses to share his research on Twitter.
In this lecture from the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ADCH-CH), Alexandra Angeletaki asks whether the introduction of VR tools in dissemination practices has led to a change in the experience of the contemporary museum perception. By using the case of the Archaeological Museum and the library in Trondheim, Norway, she explores the changes that have taken place in adapting VR technologies for creating outreach activities.
In this webinar recording, Natalie Harrower shares her insights on difficulties, complexities and the need to get started on digital preservation in the cultural heritage domain. This talk explores why we should care, as a society, about digital preservation, and what opportunities the digital offers for the humanities and social sciences. Part of the Digital Humanities webinar series from the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage (ADCH-CH).
This video recording is of 'Using Digital Archives for Geographical and Archaeological Research', the second webinar in a three-part public lecture series hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), aimed at early career researchers. The webinar showcases the rich research resources contained in digital archival collections that can be used to advance geographical and archaeological research.