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Project Proposal (sample): Your Proposed Project Name Here #511

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ebeshero opened this Issue Sep 11, 2018 · 0 comments

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ebeshero commented Sep 11, 2018

Assignment: Each of you posts a project proposal for the class to consider. The project must involve XML markup to be managed within a team of 2-4 students to investigate something we could study and visualize from our markup more effectively with computers than with human reading and description alone. All projects must involve a team of at least two persons, but this first exploratory proposal is an individual assignment.

  1. Open a new issue here on DHClass-Hub with a (tentative) name for your project, and write up a description of what you propose. This should be a project that involves XML markup to investigate a research area of interest. Ideally, make your proposals by Friday 9/14 (or at the latest by Sunday evening 9/16). Add a Label indicating this is about projects (using the dropdown menu of labels available here).

  2. Each of you must comment on at least one other student's proposal and leave some suggestions, commentary, etc.

Notes on Project Proposals:

  • The project must involve something we could study and visualize from our markup more effectively with computers than with human reading and description alone. Try to identify a source of texts to mark up.
  • Base texts: Where can you access and retrieve these? It's easiest of there are "base texts" already available in some online form, as in plain text or something we can "scrape" from the web. Project Gutenberg and WikiSource are good sources for literature, for example. We can also handle OCR (optical character recognition) at our Center for the Digital Text using ABBY Finereader on sources where print (or image of print) is all that's available and you can't copy and paste the text. Think about whether the material you want to investigate with XML is under copyright and what issues that might raise.
  • For ideas, here are other student projects completed in this course: http://dh.newtfire.org/studentProjects.html and in our sibling course in Pittsburgh: http://dh.obdurodon.org/course-projects.xhtml

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