• Creating Structured and Reusable Data for Tourism and Commerce Images of Edo:Using IIIF Curation Platform to Extract Information from Historical Materials

    Author(s):
    Asanobu Kitamoto, Chikahiko Suzuki (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    DH2020
    Subject(s):
    Data curation, Digital humanities, Japan, Area studies
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Tag(s):
    IIIF, IIIF Curation Platform, japanese history, Digital curation, Japanese studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/4vq9-xk71
    Abstract:
    This presentation is for a lightning talk of DH2020. Our final research goal is to restore Edo’s historical city conditions (Tokyo’s former name before the late 19th century) using historical materials. In particular, we focus on non-textual materials. For textual materials, TEI is the de facto standard. For non-textual materials, we need to find new ways as just collecting images is insufficient. We need to organize images as data for analysis across historical materials. The tool used for this work is the IIIF Curation Platform (ICP) . “Curation” with ICP is a generic method that allows us to gather IIIF images or parts of images and add metadata to each. Curation allows images to be organized as structured and reusable data . A large number of digitized pre-modern Japanese books are being released by multiple Japanese institutions . We used ICP to organize 1255 images from eight guidebooks in the Edo period then organized 2489 images from the Edo shopping guidebook .
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