Frederic Kaplan: How to build an information time machine
Frederic Kaplan - Digital humanities researcher
Frederic Kaplan seeks to digitize vast archives of historical information to make maps that move -- through time. Full bio
the less information you will have.
many journeys of that period.
more than 1,000 years.
character recognition method
that seems impossible,
actually shares similar features,
have a sustainable development
Venice if you just look at the city.
questions you could ask
of a project like this one
at each step of this process.
the wrong name of the captain,
correct these inconsistencies?
a new form of uncertainty,
the Venice of a given year,
you can construct out of it,
About the speaker:Frederic Kaplan - Digital humanities researcher
Frederic Kaplan seeks to digitize vast archives of historical information to make maps that move -- through time.
Why you should listen
Frederic Kaplan is the Digital Humanities Chair at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the EPFL's Digital Humanities Lab Director. Kaplan leads the lab in applying computation to humanities research. His latest project is the Venice Time Machine, a collaborative work archiving 80 kilometers of books from throughout 1000 years of Venetician history. The goal of the time machine is to create an information system which can be searched and mapped. Think of it as a Google Maps for time.
Kaplan holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University Paris VI. He lives in Switzerland.
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