We are pleased to announce that registration for the BitCurator NLP Forum 2018 (nlp4arc) is now open. The event will focus on the application of natural language processing (NLP) to support use, access, and analysis of digital primary source materials. Click here to register.
A rapidly growing body of materials with significant cultural value are “born digital.” Information professionals must be prepared to extract digital materials from their original environments and media in ways that reflect the rich metadata and ensure the integrity of the materials. They must also support new forms of access: allowing users to make sense of materials and understand their context.
There are many types of contextual information that can be vital to making sense and meaningful use of digital objects. These can include objects, agents, occurrences, purposes, times, places, form of expressions, concepts/abstractions and relationships.
There are many existing open-source tools that libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) can use to identify, extract and expose such contextual entities from the wide diversity of born-digital materials that LAMs already hold and continue to receive. NLP tools and methods can help to both (1) facilitate curatorial decision making and description, and (2) generate access points to be presented to end users.
February 2, 2018 – 9:00am – 5:00pm Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Suggested hashtag: #nlp4arc
|9:00 – 9:15||Welcome and introduction – Cal Lee|
|9:15-10:30||Foundations and Strategies
|10:45-12:00||Implementation and Projects
|12:00-12:30||Panel on NLP Lessons Learned
|2:15-2:45||Generation of Breakout Topics|
|3:45-4:15||Reporting Back from Breakout Sessions|
|4:15-5:00||Wrap Up and Next Steps|
General Registration – $30
Student & BitCurator Consortium Members Registration – $15
Please see the list of nearby hotels below.
The Carolina Inn 211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(This is the closest option. It is on the UNC Campus, just a couple of blocks from the Student Union.)
Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill Carrboro/Downtown
370 East Main Street, Unit 100
Carrboro, North Carolina 27510
Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill
6119 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Aloft Chapel Hill
1001 South Hamilton Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(Shuttle buses available)