[OKFN-EN] Early English Books Hackfest in Oxford
iainemsley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 09:12:19 UTC 2015
Apologies for cross posting but thought that this might be of interest to
The Bodleian Libraries are hosting a hackday to celebrate the release of
25,000 texts from the Early English Books Online project into the public
domain. The event encourages students, researchers from all disciplines,
and members of the public with an interest in the intersection between
technology, history and literature to work together to develop a project
using the texts and the data they may generate.
The EEBO-TCP corpus covers the period from 1473 to 1700 and is now
estimated to comprise more than two million pages and nearly a billion
words. It represents a history of the printed word in England from the
birth of the printing press to the reign of William and Mary, and it
contains texts of incomparable significance for research across all
academic disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy,
linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics and science.
We're looking for all kinds of people to participate; those with an
interest in data visualisation, geospatial analysis, corpus linguistics,
written and spoken word, web applications and programming, data/text
mining, art, film and more are welcome. You don't have be an expert to
join, but you do need to be enthusiastic and prepared to help develop a
The hackathon will take place during the day (10am-5pm), with a reception
to follow at 5pm. Prizes will be given to the best of the day's projects.
More information about the project is available from the EEBO-TCP website
Have questions about Early English Books Hackfest? Contact Bodleian
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