IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1528: The ChartEx Project: Exploring Spatial Locations in Medieval Charters

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Sarah Rees Jones, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Michael Gervers, 'Documents of Early England Dataset' Project, University of Toronto, Downtown
Paper 1528-aPeople, Places, and Events in Charters: Exploring the Language of Charters within ChartEx
(Language: English)
Robin Sutherland-Harris, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Lynne J. Cahill, Natural Language Technology Group, University of Brighton
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Local History
Paper 1528-bReconstructing Spatial Relationships from Charters: A Collaboration between Data Mining and Historical Topography
(Language: English)
Arno Knobbe, Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Local History
Paper 1528-cDeveloping a Virtual Workbench for Charter Historians
(Language: English)
Helen Petrie, Human Computer Interaction Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of York
Chris Power, Human Computer Interaction Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of York
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Local History
Abstract

This session will demonstrate the work of ChartEx, a collaborative project funded under the International Digging into Data Challenge 2012-2013. ChartEx is developing new ways of exploring the full text content of medieval digital charters, using Natural Language Processing and Data Mining. The focus is on recovering and reconstructing spatial data about people and the places where they lived and owned property. The project is also developing a virtual workbench to allow users to validate, improve, and manipulate this spatial data. The research team includes partners in six universities in the UK, the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, www.chartex.org.