Manfred Thaller

Manfred Thaller
University of Cologne | UOC · Institute of Historical and Cultural Studies Information Processing

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Introduction
Theory of information in historical sources and possibilities for the implementation of the results of such a theory

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Is there a conceptualization of "the hermeneutic method", which can be directly supported by computational tools?
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Manfred Thaller: Can historical information be represented outside of a graph / hypergraph / network? 1 Rhetorical questions have usually obvious answers, so does this one: Yes, of course, people have done so for an awfully long time. The answers become usually less clear, if you specify the question a bit more precisely: Can you avoid graph-based...
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This is the blog post from https://ivorytower.hypotheses.org/148 slightly reformatted for printing, “published” in this form here by request.
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This is the blog post from https://ivorytower.hypotheses.org/88#more-88 slightly reformatted for printing, “published” in this form here by request.
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This is the blog post from https://ivorytower.hypotheses.org/56#more-56 slightly reformatted for printing, "published" in this form here by request.
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Informationstechnologien werden heute in allen Fächern der geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultäten und Fachbereiche verwendet. Die frühesten Beispiele dafür finden sich in den Fächern, die sich mit Texten beschäftigen, sei es im sprach- oder literaturwissenschaftlichen Sinn.
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Trotz dieser Breite des Forschungsfeldes gibt es Gemeinsamkeiten der Spielarten der Digital Humanities. Schon Padre Busa, mit dem die Geschichte der Anwendungen der Informationstechnik in den Geisteswissenschaften üblicherweise eröffnet wird (s. Kap. 1), war zunächst aus Gründen der Arbeitsökonomie an den neuen Technologien interessiert.
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RESUMO Em decorrência da rápida difusão de informação em ambiente web, o acesso multilíngue e a recuperação multilíngue da informação estão se tornando cada vez mais relevantes. Dessa forma, é importante ressaltar que o acesso multilíngue ao conteúdo é usado para aumentar e melhorar as possibilidades dos usuários acessarem os ambientes culturais di...
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This paper is the transcription of the keynote speech, opening the AIUCD2014 conference, in the form of an interview. Thanks to Dino Buzzetti for the editing.
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A History of the AHC from the beginnings to ca. 2013
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Observations on the current stage of the Digital Humanities and their environment identify four dangers: (1) The focus on infrastructures for the Digital Humanities may obscure that research ultimately is driven by analytical methods and tools, not just by the provision of data or publishing tools. (2) Information technology can support the Humanit...
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This paper examines the potential for preserving Europe’s cultural heritage in a digital world. After an extensive literature review on the economics of museums and the digitization of cultural heritage, it highlights national and international political initiatives to create cooperative cultural heritage systems. As a mean of achieving global inte...
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Digital cultural heritage in interactive form can take different shapes. It can be either in the form of interactive virtual representations of non-digital objects like buildings or nature, but also as born digital materials like interactive art and video games. To preserve these materials for a long term, we need to perform preservation actions on...
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The constant interaction of users with different Digital Libraries (DLs) and the subsequent scattering of user information across them raise the need not only for Digital Library interoperability but also for cross-Digital Library personalization. The latter calls for sharing and combining of user-information across different DL systems so that a D...
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The (automatic) extraction of significant characteristics of files is an important feature of all long term preservation activities. We propose, however, that for the necessary automatic evaluation of the outcomes of certain preservation actions – notably migration – an approach is necessary, which follows other traditions in the abstraction of for...
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During the last decades, digital objects have become the primary medium to create, shape, and exchange information. However, in contrast to analog objects such as books that directly represent their content, digital objects are not usable without a corresponding technical environment. The fast changes in these environments and in formats and techno...
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The dominance of digital objects in today's information land- scape has changed the way humankind creates and exchanges information. However, it has also brought an entirely new problem: the longevity of digital objects. Due to the fast changes in technologies, digital documents have a short lifes- pan before they become obsolete. Digital preservat...
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Today file format specifications are formulated in natural languages. A programmer who wants to decode, encode or render the information contained in a file has to read through the specification before translating it into the terms of a programming language. The maintainer of the format usually eases that process by the deployment of libraries for...
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The main purpose of this paper is to clarify a range of issues arising in the context of building an open testbed digital object corpus for digital preservation research. A corpus should be substantial and consistently designed as well as include digital objects belonging to different genres, having different technical characteristics and appearing...
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Annähernd 300 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus dem In- und Ausland trafen sich im April 2003 an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zur vom Projektverbund Clio-online organisierten Tagung „.hist 2003: Geschichte und neue Medien“. Die zahlreichen Sektionen und Workshops an drei Veranstalt...
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Der Einsatz von Informationssystemen hat in der Kunstgeschichte sowie auch in anderen Bereichen der Geisteswissenschaften eine lange Tradition. Gesteuert wurde dieser Einsatz in vielen Fällen davon, was zuständige Wissenschaftler als Erfordernisse der Informatik ansahen. Betrachtet man die Informatik etwas genauer, so lässt sich feststellen, dass P...
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Digital libraries are constructed today according to a rather universal scheme, particularly those in the area ot retrodigitization. This scheme represents the basic access steps from the point of view of the collections. Based on the example of a project for the systematic digitization of medieval manuscripts we show, that this metaphor is obvious...
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Based on a description of the major design decisions going into the Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Colonensis (CEEC) project, the role of such internet based digital collections in Hu-manities' research and beyond is addressed. From that discussion theses are submitted regarding: the communities which should be addressed by such collections and how...
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Dieses Papier fußt auf den Erfahrungen der Implementation umfangreicher Softwaresysteme auf der Basis einer Analyse der Bedürfnisse nach fachspezifischen Datenstrukturen innerhalb der historischen Wissenschaften. Es versucht, einen Katalog der innerhalb dieser Disziplinen benötigten Bildverarbeitungsfunktionen zu geben, die Bildanalyse als solche a...
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Since 1978 research in the development of software dedicated to the specific problems of historical research has been undertaken at the Max-Planck-Institute fr Geschichte in Gttingen. From a background of practical experiences during these years, a concept of what an appropriate workstation for an historian would be has been derived. It stresses th...
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Technische Entwicklungen haben das Fach immer dann besonders schnell und stark beeinflußt, wenn sie — und sei es auf Umwegen — die Verfügbarkeit von Informationen über die Vergangenheit beeinflußt — und das hieß meist verbessert — haben. Dies gilt bereits für jene große methodische Revolution des 18. und vor allem des 19. Jahrhunderts, die das wiss...
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The Humanities, like all provinces of Academia, have been considerably influenced by the “micro computer revolution” of the last few decades. While, as other fields, the Humanities, too, have their fair share of persons who are doubtful about the praiseworthiness of these developments on more general grounds, a specific argument has been raised in...
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Recently the project Monasterium (http://www.monasterium.net/) has developed into the central collaborative repository for digitized medieval charters from Central European Archives. Based on the experiences with the technical platform for this project, a new project has been started in Germany, which is intended to develop a consistent virtual res...
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1. Editions and Computers Historical studies as we know them today, are the result of a long de-velopment. Many of the phases of this history of History could have taken place differently, without changing the outcome into something, we would not recognize any more. Indeed, like happiness, history still means very different things to different peop...
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Bei Projekten zur Digitalisierung in Geisteswissenschaften ist heute die Realisierung größerer, überregionaler und über das World Wide Web abfragbarer Lösungen erforderlich. Die Beiträge dieses Bandes wurden auf der Tagung des Staatsarchivs Hamburg und des Zentrums "Geisteswissenschaften in der digitalen Welt" an der Universität Hamburg am 10. und...
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Manfred Thaller, Universitdt zu Koeln, thaller@spinfo.uni-koeln.de
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Manfred Thaller, Universitdt zu Koeln, thaller@spinfo.uni-koeln.de

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