Further frontiers in GIS: Extending Spatial Analysis to Textual Sources in Archaeology
AffiliationDigital Humanities Research Centre; University of Chester
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AbstractAlthough the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has a long history in archaeology, spatial technologies have been rarely used to analyse the content of textual collections. A newly developed approach termed Geographic Text Analysis (GTA) is now allowing the semi-automated exploration of large corpora incorporating a combination of Natural Language Processing techniques, Corpus Linguistics, and GIS. In this article we explain the development of GTA, propose possible uses of this methodology in the field of archaeology, and give a summary of the challenges that emerge from this type of analysis.
CitationMurrieta-Flores, P., & Gregory, I. (2015). Further frontiers in GIS: Extending Spatial Analysis to Textual Sources in Archaeology. Open Archaeology, 1(1): 166-175. DOI 10.1515/opar-2015-0010.
PublisherDe Gruyter Open
SponsorsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant “Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, places” (agreement number 283850).
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