Next week we shall be hosting a small workshop (already fully booked) at King’s College London to introduce a selection of potential project partners, data providers, advisors and other stakeholders to the SNAP:DRGN project.
The principal aims of the workshop include:
- Introduce the goals of the SNAP:DRGN project, the core datasets (LGPN, TM, PIR) and their current formats and contents, and the data models and ontologies that we propose to use for the preliminary data ingest.
- Learn about other prosopographical and linked data approaches in use in history and the digital humanities.
- Learn about other classical person datasets that might be suitable for exposing in SNAP-recommended RDF format and adding to our triplestore.
On the second day, we shall move away from formal presentations and whole-group discussion, and instead aim to achieve some concrete, manageable tasks in smaller groups of concentrated work. Many of the break-out groups and hack-fest events will be decided during the workshop itself, but among the tasks/discussion we invisage taking place are:
- Working to get your digital data into SNAP RDF
- Discussing ontologies/approaches for fuller prosopographical/biographical information
- Strategies for programmatically finding names and person-references in texts (Named Entity Recognition)
- Strageties for finding matches/co-references between persons in the SNAP graph contributed by different datasets
- Discussing APIs and services that users of SNAP might find desirable
What other information about SNAP:DRGN would it be useful to discuss, impart, or work on at this event (or after)?