Textual Geographies

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  • J. Stephen Downie

Textual Geographies uses named entity recognition and geolocation to extract place names from multilingual (English, German, Spanish, and Chinese) printed volumes held by the HathiTrust digital library and to associate those names with detailed geographic information. The project corpus currently includes about 10 million volumes published between 1700 and the present day.

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Funding Agencies

  • National Endowment for the Humanities – $15,536.00