The Bitter Aloe Project: Applying Advanced Machine Learning to the Truth and Reconciliation Archive

Presented by Steve Davis

Monday, 22 August, 2022 - 16:00

The current moment in the digital humanities marks an inflection point as third wave machine learning transforms the legibility of archives. The Bitter Aloe Project is an experimental intervention into new methods of reading archives via the automation of structured data extraction. This presentation will introduce the work our team has completed so far and present one or two case studies for consideration and discussion.
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