New York Workshop

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Dates: 4-6 March 2010 Location: ISAW (15 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028; map) Start time: 9:00 a.m. Eastern daily End time: 5:00 p.m. Eastern daily

Logistics

Lunches on workshop days will be provided at ISAW. Breakfasts, dinners and meals on other days are on your own.

Other optional events at ISAW during your visit

  • 3 March, 6:00 p.m.: Lecture by Sergey Minyaev: "Huns of Asia. New archaeological discoveries in Russia" (details)
  • 4 March, 7:00 p.m.: Screening of "Reenactment (Reconstituirea)" (1968) (details)
  • Ongoing, Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm, Friday 11am–8pm: Exhibition: The Lost World of Old Europe: The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC (free guided tour Fridays at 6:00 p.m.) (details)

Agenda

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  • Discussion and development of EDH geography database
    • How do we deal with the creation new Pleiades identifier, because EDH has found a new ancient name which the Barrington missed / could not have had.
    • Enumerate use cases.
  • Discussion of Mock up for demonstration of cooperation between EDH and Pleiades.
  • Discussion of potential and steps for more EpiDoc functionality for EDH
  • Planning for future work.
    • Application for money to be provided to employ persons for EDH and Pleiades for a two to three year period?
  • Specific discussions of the interfaces what info can we ask for between the two systems, atom feeds sparql etc.
  • Thursday
    • Geography and Pleiades in action
      • Coding for these things
    • better search of Pleiades
      • review Heidelberg "spec"
    • check correspondence between Pleiades and modern (e.g. Geonames) coordinates
      • visual / map check
    • Pleiades can discover EDH geographic relationships dynamically (Concordia style atom feeds)
    • Notification of Pleiades updates
      • feed of changes
      • pubsub model?
    • geographic representations for users (EDH presentation / use of Pleiades way of showing its information on this)
    • geographical search capability of what we might want to add
    • Trismegistos / EAGLE
    • EBH bibliography database with identifiers look to the future and how we might implement
  • Afternoon session
    • Structure of Crawler / Index / Search Interface. See appended jpgs below.
    • HD geographic aspects. What HD needs from Pleiades. Match Interface.
      • When EDH does not have a record in the GeoDatabase. Click a button related to GeoIdentifier which triggers a match interface action with Pleiades. Pleiades sends back a list / identifications on a map. Once the person makes the identifaction then a click creates the new GeoDatabase entry.
      • browser tab 1 GeoDatabase; browser tab 2 Pleiades Form
  • Friday
    • Look at SoSOL in action
    • Discus EpiDoc in the framework of having seen SoSOL working
    • Prototype a batch search: PlaceMatching
  • Possibility of introducing a new box on the result set of any given EDH search, in which both EDH modern findspot and Pleiades Ancient findspot on the same map.
    • modern map basse from google
    • pleiades location via kml
    • coordinates held by EDH with an appropriate label
    • link to Pleiades
    • link to origin of the most specific coordinates (often Geonames, but not always)
  • Afternoon session
    • return briefly to mock up - we are happy that we captured everything we need and want in the above description of the new box.
    • How do we deal with the creation new Pleiades identifier, because EDH has found a new ancient name which the Barrington missed / could not have had. And corrections.
      • Workspaces in Pleiades
    • Return to categories of "bei", "inter"
      • data model must accommodate as many as
        • 2 pleiades URLs: fo_antik inter
        • 2 coordinate pairs: fo_modern zwischen
        • 2 Geonames URLs: as a complement to double fo_modern entry
    • CIL and other corpus/edition maps scanning why what use (see MapList made in July)?
      • Reason: supply coordinates for (modern) named sites that are only known through the corpus publication itself (or seem so)
      • Once maps are scanned, possible to do rectification via http://maps.nypl.org/warper/ ??
      • TE to contact Harvard, Tufts about already-scanned maps
    • geographical search capability of what we might want to add
      • possibilities from the user perspective:
        • select a place by name, then enter a radius distance
        • use a map to draw a rectangle, which then functions as a bounding box for the search
      • technical requirements
        • extend db2 functionality to support spatial indexing/query
          • IBM Spatial Extender (not free?)
        • modify middleware and user interface to support entry and addition of spatial query aspects
        • significant programming and testing commitment; difficult to assess how much without knowing more about what's required in terms of database add-ons and their configuration
    • Trismegistos / EAGLE
    • EBH bibliography database with identifiers look to the future and how we might implement
      • EBH idno 1437 is a really nice example

Dont forget to photocopy receipts, I-94s etc.

  • Saturday
    • Next steps
    • How we think of stuff for an application

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