JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 14(2): 193-210, doi: 10.3217/jucs-014-02-0193
Informatics for Historians: Tools for Medieval Document XML Markup, and their Impact on the History-Sciences
expand article infoBenjamin Burkard, Georg Vogeler§, Stefan Gruner|
‡ Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany§ Ludwig-Max.-Universität. München, Germany| University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
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Abstract
This article is a revised and extended version of [VBG, 07]. We conjecture that the digitalization of historical text documents as a basis of data mining and information retrieval for the purpose of progress in the history sciences is urgently needed. We present a novel, specialist XML tool-suite supporting the working historian in the transcription of original medieval charters into a machine-readable form, and we also address some latest developments which can be found in the field since the publication of [VBG, 07].
Keywords
history-informatics, digitalization and preparation of medieval documents for the Semantic Web, XML tagging, tool-support