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Modelling Humanities Data

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Modelling Humanities Data” will introduce you to theories of data modelling and how modelling is used within digital humanities projects. The theories surrounding data oriented and document oriented modelling approaches will be discussed and explored. You will become familiar with different types of models used in digital humanities projects, such as, hierarchical tree models and relational modelling structures. You will gain an understanding of how to implement a hierarchical tree model by creating custom XML, the Extensible Mark-up Language, to represent humanities documents and data. You will become familiar with using relational models, such as, Entity-Relationship models, to also represent humanities data. The strengths and weaknesses of each modelling approach will be examined and will aid students in adopting the correct model to use in a digital humanities project of their choosing with appropriate technologies.