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Archaeotools: Data mining, facetted classification and E-archaeology

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The Archaeotools project, faceted classification and natural language processing in an archaeological context.

Jeffrey, S., Richards, J., Ciravegna, F., Waller, S., Chapman, S. & Zhang, Z. 'The Archaeotools project, faceted classification and natural language processing in an archaeological context. UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2008', ''Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A'', 2009 367, 2507-2519. doi:10.1098/rsta.2009.0038

When ontology and reality collide: the Archaeotools project. The CAA 2009.

Jeffrey, S., Richards, J., Ciravegna, F., Waller, S., Chapman, S. & Zhang, Z., 2009 'When ontology and reality collide: the Archaeotools project, faceted classification and natural language processing in an archaeological context'. In Jerem, E. & Szevere´nyi, V. (Eds.), 2009 ''On the road to reconstructing the past'', Proc. 36th Int. Conf. on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Budapest, Hungary, 2008. Forthcoming 2009.

Abstract: As a direct result of a successful proof of concept demonstrator for a faceted classification browsing system for archaeological records, 'Archaeobrowser', the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and the Natural Language Processing Research Group at the University of Sheffield have embarked on a further project, named 'Archaeotools'. Archaeotools is funded by the UK's e-Science Research Grants Scheme which itself is a collaboration between three major funding bodies, the AHRC, the EPSRC and the JISC. This project represents the first UK service implementation of a faceted classification system in an archaeological context, specifically to enhance the ADS's ArchSearch facility moving the search paradigm away from the search box approach towards a more intuitive and informative faceted browser system. Archaeotools is also using natural language processing to tackle the problem of unstructured, but highly valuable, archaeological data by automatically extracting metadata from legacy datasets such as 'grey literature'.

The Archaeology Data Service and the Archaeotools project: faceted classification and natural language processing. Published 2010.

Richards, J.D., Jeffrey, S., Ciravegna, F., Waller, S., Chapman, S., and Zhang, Z., 2010 'The Archaeology Data Service and the Archaeotools project: faceted classification and natural language processing'. In Whitcher-Kansa, S., Kansa E.C. & Watrall, E. (Eds.), in press 2009 ''Archaeology 2.0 and Beyond: New Tools for Collaboration and Communication'', Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

Integrating archaeological literature into resource discovery interfaces using natural language processing and name authority services.. IEEE/All hands 2009.

Jeffrey, S., Richards, J., Ciravegna, F., Waller, S., Chapman, S. & Zhang, Z., 2009 Integrating archaeological literature into resource discovery interfaces using natural language processing and name authority services. In ''The Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science'' (Oxford, UK, 9-11 December 2009). Forthcoming 2009.

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