[MIS10-P27] Historical Big Data - The challenge towards integrating historical document records -
Keywords:Historical document records, Data sharing, Integration and analysis, Paleoclimate
This study proposes the establishment of ‘historical situation records’, which is data such as the above historical data, and is also a concept for the data. Defining this schema will be the ability to share this data and share experiences using historical situation records. In addition to this will be developing structured data of the historical situation records that have been used in natural sciences, humanities and social sciences studies to integrate and analyze them, the "historical big data", to research for the temporal and spatial association between natural and human. For example paleo-climate and agriculture, disaster, population, and so on. It is possible this might lead to the creation of new knowledge. Recently, the digitization of historical textbooks and texts including historical situation records has progressed with the development of information technology, and it has been getting easier to use historical materials. Nonetheless, unlike modern big data, the data of historical situation records lacks structure for integrating and analyzing.
As one of our assignments, we are building an inter-disciplinary network for that purpose, and are holding the 6th CODH seminar "History big data ~ challenging toward integration and analysis of historical document records ~" on 12th March, 2018. A system to share the variety of information, experience and knowledge obtained from each individual research field is currently being developed.