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Uncertain about Uncertainty: Different ways of processing fuzziness in digital humanities data

  • The GeoBib project is constructing a georeferenced online bibliography of early Holocaust and camp literature published between 1933 and 1949 (Entrup et al. 2013a). Our immediate objectives include identifying the texts of interest in the first place, composing abstracts for them, researching their history, and annotating relevant places and times. Relations between persons, texts, and places will be visualized using digital maps and GIS software as an integral part of the resulting GeoBib information portal. The combination of diverse data from varying sources not only enriches our knowledge of these otherwise mostly forgotten texts; it also confronts us with vague, uncertain or even conflicting information. This situation yields challenges for all researchers involved – historians, literary scholars, geographers and computer scientists alike. While the project operates at the intersection of historical and literary studies, the involved computer scientists are in charge of providing a working environment (Entrup et al. 2013b) and processing the collected information in a way that is formalized yet capable of dealing with inevitable vagueness, uncertainty and contradictions. In this paper we focus on the problems and opportunities of encoding and processing fuzzy data.

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Author:Frank Binder, Bastian Entrup, Ines Schiller, Henning LobinGND
Parent Title (English):Digital Humanities 2014. Conference Abstracts, EPFL - UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 8-12 July 2014
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2014
Date of Publication (online):2018/07/20
Creating Corporation:École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Université de Lausanne, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Tag:GeoBib; TEI/XML; fuzziness
GND Keyword:Bibliografie; Digital Humanities; Gefangenenliteratur; Geoinformationssystem; Nationalsozialistische Verbrechen
First Page:95
Last Page:98
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-SA - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International