Commissioned by the Hercules foundation and executed in close cooperation with the Department of History of Ghent University, the SMLC project aims to integrate two historical data collections. One contains data describing 34 000 charters and has never been made available publicly. The other consists of a completely updated version of the ‘Narrative Sources’ database. Both contain imperfect (unknown, contradictory, imprecise) data. The main contribution of DDCM consists of dealing with these imperfect data in order to unlock the data collections for querying and information retrieval.
Project website http://www.narrative-sources.be
Partner Department of History, Ghent University