Mining the Open Web with ‘Looted Heritage’ – draft

What follows is a draft of a paper written in conjunction with Robert Blades concerning the Looted Heritage project. Introduction In his overview of what ‘open access’ might mean in the academy, Peter Suber draws attention to the salient features of what it means to call something ‘open’ – that it is digital, the cost (to the reader) is free, and most copyright or similar legal restrictions are relaxed (Suber 2012). In this paper, we describe ‘Looted Heritage’, a developing digital archaeology project and its early results that explore ways of leveraging open content, of dealing with the firehose of … Continue reading Mining the Open Web with ‘Looted Heritage’ – draft