Introduction: “Medieval archival sources in the digital world. The challenge of treating and visualizing semi-structured data”

Authors

  • Roberto Rosselli Del Turco Università di Torino
  • Enrica Salvatori Università di Pisa http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2933-4341
  • Andrea Nanetti Nanyang Technological University
  • Marco Giacchetto Università di Siena
  • Vera Isabell Schwarz-Ricci Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Antonella Ambrosio Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2532-8816/12582

Keywords:

XML/TEI, Text Encoding, Information retrieval, Digital Public Humanities, Open culture, Digital Edition

Abstract

The webinar Medieval archival sources in the digital world. The challenge of treating and visualizing semi-structured data, organized by the Laboratorio di Cultura Digitale and the head of the Engineering Historical Memory project, was held on 22-23 June 2020. This thematic dossier aims to offer a brief account of the results of the workshop held on a virtual platform, with particular attention to future collaboration and experimentation initiatives in the field of processing and extracting information from semi-structured editions of archival documents. Advanced functionalities of this type are in fact essential to broaden the use of digital editions of archival sources and other written documents, making them more flexible and open to algorithms' reading tools. The central problem concerns the relationship between coding and the creation of interfaces that are as simple and immediate as possible, in which the user (human or artificial) can intuitively access.

Published

2021-09-09

How to Cite

Rosselli Del Turco, R., Salvatori, E., Nanetti, A., Giacchetto, M., Schwarz-Ricci, V. I., & Ambrosio, A. (2021). Introduction: “Medieval archival sources in the digital world. The challenge of treating and visualizing semi-structured data”. Umanistica Digitale, (10), 289–298. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2532-8816/12582

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Section

Dossier