Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Unit 15: Data Mining and Text Mining

When looking at translation, I used three different websites.  Google translate, Babelfish and SDL free translation.  I think each of the three had its own pros and cons.  Google translate allows you to translate large passages then the other two.  The other two you can only translate a couple of sentences at a time.  Babelfish and SDL gives you a more accurate translation.  Then google translate.  When you break down google translate into smaller passages/sentences they do offer you some different translate.  All and all I think all three are good websites to use and depending on the size of your translation and the amount of time you have to translate it each are useful in their own way. 

For my project I am coming along nicely.  I have identified all of my timeline and am just starting to add some links and pictures to the website. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Unit 14: Big Picture, User Participation Projects and Crowd-Sourcing

I believe the future of interactive, large-scale projects are going to continue to grow and get bigger, as people become more and more use to them.  I think it takes a long time for some educated people to adjust to changing their working styles.  And that when more educators and professors start to see the effectiveness of these projects more will go into them.  Some individuals still don’t see the internet for its true worth.  I think the next generation will really take these projects and crowd sourcing to the next level. 

Another user participation project other than wiki would be crowd sourcing would be Mashable, and 


Project update, I have now identified the dates and events that I will use for my project and now I

 just need to get started on the typing

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Unit 13: Data Visualization

To think about the future direction of digital history you need to think about where we have come from.  Over the past twenty years things with technology have changed significantly.  I think it is hard for individuals to even fathom where we will be in five, ten or twenty years when it comes to information online.  I do think we will see an increase of online data and that we are still in the building part. I believe there is still a lot of history that needs to be digitized, but eventually we will come to some sort of capacity.  How many sites do we really need on WWI battles, how many resources do we need on the revolutionary war?  

I see sometime though where information starts to get organized or categorized better.  And when then starts I believe the data will begin to level out.   This process though will be awhile away.

No update on my project at this time.