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Data Capture

Converting analogue information into raw digital data (digitisation). Examples include the recognition of printed text, geophysical surveying or digital photography.

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Use of existing digital data : Refers to the usage of data that already exists in digital form. This can include any type of digital media, such as text, images, sound or video. Digital data may be reused to gain new meaning, and present it to a different audience. There are many d
2d Scanning and photography : The exact method of 2D scanning or photography to use depends largely on the subject of the image. Sometimes the two methods can be used interchangeably to achieve similar results. The main difference is that 2D scanning involves capturing the image gr
3d Scanning : 3D scanning refers to data captured by means of a three-dimensional scanner. A 3D scanner is a device that analyses a real-world object or environment to collect data on its shape and possibly its appearance (e.g. colour, <a href="http://www.arts-human

Refers to the capture of data on an object's or person’s movement and translating this onto a digital model.

Heads-up digitising and Interactive tracing : Heads-up digitisation and interactive tracing.</em> Heads-up digitisation, or on-screen digitisation, is a very commonly used method of digitisation. It is similar to manual digitisation except that the base map or image is already in a digital <a href
Moving image capture : Moving image capture refers to data captured by means of digital video cameras, webcams and TV cards. The essential parameters of any moving image sequence as a visual presentation are: presence or absence of colour, aspect ratio, resolution and image
Geophysical survey : Refers to data capture by means of geophysical methods for <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/data_analysis/spatial_data_analysis">spat... studies. In archaeology, this most often refers to ground-based physical <a href="http://www.arts-humaniti
GPS and total station surveys : Refers to the capture of spatial information by means of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) or Total Station equipment, which is often used in archaeological field surveys and map-making.

Acquiring information about an object or phenomenon, by using equipment that is either wireless, or not in physical contact with the object or phenomenon itself. This data is then processed and analysed using computer software, known as a remote sensi

Music recognition : Music recognition is a type of MIR (Music Information <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/data_analysis/content_based_sound_retriev... ), the interdisciplinary science of retrieving information from music.
Sound generation : The term ‘sound generation’ refers to the production of sound by means of digital instruments.
Sound recording : Sound recording is an electrical or mechanical inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects. The two main classes of sound recording technology are 'analogue recording' and 'digital re
Speech recognition : Refers to the conversion of spoken words and phrases into text. Speech recognition software (also known as automatic speech recognition or computer speech recognition) converts spoken words to machine-readable input.
Manual input and transcription : Transcription is the conversion of spoken into written words, or of handwriting or a photograph of text into pure text. Additionally, the term can apply to the conversion of a written source into another medium, such as <a href="http://www.arts-humanit
Text recognition : Text recognition is also known as OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This term refers to the conversion of <a href="http://www.arts-humanities.net/practice_led_research/2d_scanning">scanne... images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text (usuall
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Book of Curiosities: An early 11th-century Arabic cosmography Oriental Studies Faculty Jeremy Johns
British Archaeology at the Ashmolean Museum: Rationalisation and Enhancement of the Historic Collections Ashmolean Museum Alison Roberts
British National Corpus IT Services Lou Burnard
Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (BVREH) Oxford e-Research Centre David Robey
Burgon Archive Project Ashmolean Museum Alison Roberts
CatCor: The Correspondence of Catharine the Great Russian James Cummings
Centre for Anthropology and Photography Pitt Rivers Museum Christopher Morton
Centre for the Study of Early Music (CSEM) Music Faculty Julia Craig-McFeely
Centre for the Study of the Cantigas de Santa Maria Portuguese Stephen Parkinson
CLARIN Oxford e-Research Centre Martin Wynne
Cognitive Underpinnings of Reading Handwritten Scripts: Investigating Variations for Applications in Digital Palaeography (CURHSIVA-DP) Oxford e-Research Centre Ségolène Tarte
Congo Journey Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Buckets Archaeology Institute Helena Hamerow
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Online Classical Archaeology Peter Stewart
Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music Music Faculty Eric Clarke
Cultures of Knowledge: Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550–1750 History Faculty Arno Bosse
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative Griffith Institute Jacob Dahl
Curse Tablets of Roman Britain Classical Archaeology Roger Tomlin
Cutting Edge: Revealing hidden stories in a cross-cultural collection of arms and armour : 2006-08 Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
David Hume Archive Philosophy Faculty Peter Millican

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People (162)
Chris Howgego Keeper, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum
Chris Powell Data Architect Ashmolean Museum
Christine Madsen Head of Digital Programmes Bodleian Libraries Central Services and Administration
Christopher D. Stephens Systems Developer IT Services
Christopher Gosden Professor, Chair of European Archaeology Archaeology Institute
Christopher Morton Head of Photograph and Manuscript Collections Pitt Rivers Museum
Clare Fletcher Voltaire Foundation
Clare Harris Reader in Visual Anthropology and Curator for Asian Collections: Pitt Rivers Museum Social & Cultural Anthropology
Claudia Wagner Chief Researcher (Gems), Beazley Archive Classical Archaeology
Colin Harrison Senior Assistant Keeper, Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum
Cristina Dondi Oakeshott Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities, Lincoln College Italian
Daniel Burt Part-Time ICT Officer at The Khalili Research Centre, and Freelance IT Consultant/Developer Oriental Studies Faculty
Daniela Colomo Classics Faculty
Dario Nappo Research Assistant Ancient History
Dave Price Head of Systems and e-Research Service (SERS) Systems and e-Resources
David Howell Head of Heritage Science, Bodleian Libraries Collection Care & Conservation Services
David O'Shaughnessy Research Associate, Leverhulme Trust Research Project: William Godwin's Diaries 1788-1836 and Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College Politics & Int Relations
David R. Howlett Editor, Medieval Latin Dictionary Classical Languages
David Womersley Professor English Faculty
David Zeitlyn Professor Social & Cultural Anthropology

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