Projects

Dublin City University

  • AXES: The goal of AXES is to develop tools that provide various types of users with new engaging ways to interact with audiovisual libraries, helping them discover, browse, navigate, search and enrich archives.
    Contact: Gareth Jones 

National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Extraction of female author networks from secondary literature on English and Irish writers. EU COST Action IS0901 ‘Women Writers In History’ manually compiled a database of English and Irish writers from the middle ages up to 1900. Our collaboration intends to provide an automatic solution for this based on text mining.
    Contact: Marie-Louise Coolahan, Paul Buitelaar
  • Comparison of poems by nineteenth-century authors Lord Byron and Thomas Moore. For this purpose a ‘distributional semantics’ algorithm is trained on a data set of nineteenth-century poems in order to automatically identify any significant semantic similarity in segments of a set of poems by these authors. The literary research question we investigate here is if any evidence for stylistic influence by Lord Byron on Thomas Moore can be established.
    Contact: Justin Tonra, Nitish Aggarwal, Paul Buitelaar
  • MUSKA (MUSic Knowledge Access): This project aims at developing tools based on Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web Technologies to allow a deeper and intelligent access to the musical scores.
    Contact: Kartik Asooja, Paul Buitelaar

Trinity College Dublin

  • CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure): A research infrastructure project aimed at integrating digital archives for the medieval and World War One eras.
    Contact: Alexander O’Connor, Jennifer Edmond
  • 1641 Depositions: The 1641 Depositions (Trinity College Dublin, MSS 809-841) are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion.
    Contact: TCD
  • CULTURA: is offering genuine user empowerment and unprecendented levels of engagement with digital cultural heritage collections.
    Contact: TCD
  • SPeCTReSS (The Social Performance, Cultural Trauma and the Reestablishing of Solid Sovereignties): is a network of nine international university partners that has been funded by the European Commission to undertake a four year programme of scholarly exchanges focussed on the concept of ‘cultural trauma’ and national identities.
    Contact: TCD
  • Downsurvey: The Down Survey is a mapped survey. Using the Civil Survey as a guide, teams of surveyors, mainly former soldiers, were sent out under Petty’s direction to measure every townland to be forfeited to soldiers and adventurers.
    Contact: TCD
  • The Fagel Library:  is one of the key collections of the Trinity College Library since it was purchased in 1803. The Fagel Project will see over 10,000 cartographic items from the collection made available as a free online resource.
    Contact: TCD

University College Dublin

  • Nation, Genre and Gender: A Comparative Social Network Analysis of Irish and English Fiction, 1800-1922. The project identifies key representative and influential texts for social network analysis, generates visualisations of networks and their development, applies intersectional (gender, class, ethnicity) analysis to network components correlated with location based metadata, and engages in intensive critical analysis.
    Contact: Karen Wade