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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
Projects (166)
Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature Oriental Studies Faculty Jacob Dahl
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources Classical Languages Tobias Reinhardt
Digital Ashmolean Cuneiform Ashmolean Museum Jacob Dahl
Digital Asset Management at the Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology Haas Ezzet
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) Music Faculty Elizabeth Eva Leach, FBA
Digital Miscellanies Index English Faculty Carly Watson
Digital Topographical Bibliography Griffith Institute Elizabeth Fleming
Digital.Humanities@Oxford Oxford e-Research Centre David Robey
Digitally Curating Knowledge Creation: Understanding and Recording the Process of Interpreting Cultural and Historical Artefacts Oxford e-Research Centre Ségolène Tarte
Discovery: Digital semantic corpora for virtual research in philosophy Oxford e-Research Centre Paolo D'Iorio
Domesday Text Project Pilot Theology and Religion Faculty Katharine Keats-Rohan
e-Science and Ancient Documents (eSAD) Ancient History Henriette Roued-Cunliffe
Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO TCP) Digital Collections Development Simon Charles
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University Digital Collections Development Michael Popham
Egyptian Mirage. A database of 19th-century "studio photographs" Griffith Institute Jaromir Malek
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Special Collections Alexander Huber
Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Alexander Huber
Electronic Enlightenment Project Bodleian Libraries Central Services and Administration Robert McNamee
Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature Griffith Institute Jacob Dahl
Elements of Drawing Ashmolean Museum


People (164)
Dimosthenis Papamarkos Classics Faculty
Edouard Chiricat Researcher Ancient History
Elizabeth Eva Leach, FBA Professor of Music, Faculty of Music Music Faculty
Elizabeth Fleming Griffith Institute
Elizabeth Frood University Lecturer in Egyptology Oriental Studies Faculty
Emma Huber Subject Librarian for German, Taylor Institution Library; UKOLN, Work Package Leader, IMPACT Project; Oxford, EEBO Reviewer Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services
Eric Clarke Professor Music Faculty
Eric Meyer Professor of Social Informatics at the Oxford Internet Institute Oxford Internet Institute
Erin Cooper IT Strategy & Development Manager, Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Systems and e-Resources
Felicity Heal Fellow and Tutor in Modern History History Faculty
Felix Budelmann Tutorial Fellow Classics Faculty
Fiona Macintosh Senior Research Fellow, Reader in Greek and Roman Drama Ancient History
Frances Reynolds Shillito Fellow in Assyriology; Senior Research Fellow of St Benet's Hall Oriental Studies Faculty
Francesca Issatt Visual Resources Assistant History of Art
Francisco Bosch-Puche Topographical Bibliography, Online Egyptological Bibliography & Archive Assistant Griffith Institute
Gareth Hughes Research and IT Assistant Oriental Studies Faculty
Gary Lock Professor of Archaeology Archaeology Institute
Geraldine Johnson Associate Professor in History of Art History of Art
Gervase Rosser History Faculty
Giles Bergel Digital Humanites Research Officer, Faculty of Engineering Science Engineering Science