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How does GIScience support spatio-temporal information search in the humanities?


Bruggmann, André; Fabrikant, Sara I (2016). How does GIScience support spatio-temporal information search in the humanities? Spatial Cognition & Computation, 16(4):255-271.

Abstract

Recent text digitization efforts make it possible to extract implicit and explicit spatio-temporal information with automated methods. We propose a GIScience approach to information search and access to visually explore digital text archives typically employed in the humanities. We detail how to extract and reorganize spatio-temporal information buried in text documents about Swiss history, based on established GIScience methods, and how to present this information to target users in an empirically evaluated visual analytics interface. Early involvement of users in this user-centered interface design process significantly improved initial design ideas. With this interdisciplinary approach to spatio-temporal information exploration and search, we hope to provide the digital humanities community novel ways to access and explore large text archives containing spatio-temporal information.

Abstract

Recent text digitization efforts make it possible to extract implicit and explicit spatio-temporal information with automated methods. We propose a GIScience approach to information search and access to visually explore digital text archives typically employed in the humanities. We detail how to extract and reorganize spatio-temporal information buried in text documents about Swiss history, based on established GIScience methods, and how to present this information to target users in an empirically evaluated visual analytics interface. Early involvement of users in this user-centered interface design process significantly improved initial design ideas. With this interdisciplinary approach to spatio-temporal information exploration and search, we hope to provide the digital humanities community novel ways to access and explore large text archives containing spatio-temporal information.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:03 May 2016 14:28
Last Modified:26 Feb 2017 08:37
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1387-5868
Additional Information:One is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Spatial Cognition & Computation on March 2, 2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13875868.2016.1157881
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/13875868.2016.1157881

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