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Subaltern Recogito: Annotating the sixteenth-century maps of the Geographic Reports of New Spain

We're very pleased to have been awarded a Pelagios Commons Resource Development Grant to explore the annotation of a series of historic maps using Recogito. Our corpus of maps includes those produced in the sixteenth-century for the Relaciones Geográficas de Nueva España across the area which is currently Mexico. On Monday 17th

DECM at the Spatial Humanities Conference

A couple of weeks ago, the 2018 Spatial Humanities Conference was held at Lancaster University (20th—21st September). This conference focused on exploring what geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have to contribute to humanities research. The main aim was to explore and demonstrate the contributions to knowledge enabled by these technologies,

Corpus Annotation with Tagtog

A key element of our research on the Relaciones Geográficas is the analysis of the textual information contained within these sixteenth century reports. To do this, we will be drawing on techniques from Computer Science, namely Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning. Whilst these areas have been studied a great deal, the

Location, Location, Location

Following our last post, Extracting and Creating Data from the Geographic Relations of New Spain, in which I mentioned the problems we face in automatized identification of place-names, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at the toponyms we are working with, and why using computational approaches will allow us