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Adam Kosto on ChartEx: Tools for the Analysis of Medieval Charters

February 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm

More information: https://humtech.ucla.edu/about/news/676-kosto.html ChartEx: Tools for the Analysis of Medieval Charters. ChartEx, or “Charter Excavator,” is a collaborative digital humanities project developed as part of the second round of the Digging into Data Challenge. The core tools, still in development, are designed to “read” full text medieval documents (charters) using Natural Language Processing, identify persons and places in individual documents, and then propose relationships between the persons and places identified across a set of charters using data mining techniques. After an introduction to the project, students will have an opportunity to experiment with the annotation tool used to train the system, and with the virtual workbench used to analyze and manipulate the data. Adam Kosto, Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York, specializes in the institutional history of medieval Europe, with a focus on Catalonia and the Mediterran…


February 4, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:50 pm