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Research project

Big data in archaeology: harnessing the hidden knowledge in the “graveyard” of Malta reports

The goal is to establish an intuitive search and querying service that allows researchers to quickly retrieve the most valuable digital resources, in order to allow them to integrate and synthesise the results into a coherent narrative of the past. The current focus of the project is to implement Named Entity Recognition to automatically detect archaeological entities (such as artefact, time period, and so on), and integrating these into a search engine. A proof of concept has been built and is currently being used as a starting point for discussion and user requirement solicitation with a representative group of end users.

Alex Brandsen
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