A Review on Information Retrieval in the Historical Digital Humanities Domain

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Abstract

Digital humanities entail applying computational tools and methods to traditional humanities research. In this paper, we focus on the domain of history, which can be seen either as part of humanities or social sciences research. We approach the subject from the point of view of digital methods in humanities research and information retrieval. The purpose of this study is to explore the themes emerging in the recent literature concerning historians’ changing work tasks in the digital era. We present a literature review based on a careful inspection of the focused sample of 47 conference/journal articles discussing digital humanities from the point of view of historical research and information retrieval. The results illustrate the requirements and needs of historians working with recent technology, and the types of data discussed in the literature, and technologies and tools available to answer historians’ needs. We observe and report recurring themes in the literature in order to give an overview of the subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2021
Pages1-17
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventThe Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2021 - Virtual, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 24 May 202126 May 2021
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameAsian Conference on Arts & Humanities Official Conference Proceedings
PublisherIAFOR
ISSN (Electronic)2186-229X

Conference

ConferenceThe Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2021
Abbreviated titleACAH
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period24/05/2126/05/21

Keywords

  • information retrieval
  • digital humanities

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 0

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