Browsing News Archives from the Perspective of History: The Papyrus Browser Historiographical Issues View
Manolis Platakis
Charalampos Nikolaou
Akrivi Katifori
Manolis Koubarakis
Yannis Ioannidis
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11th In’'l Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS), Desenzano del Garda, Italy, April 2010
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News Archives constitute an important source for historians, both for research and educational purposes. However, access to their material is not easy due to the special characteristics of the archival content as well as the possible difference between the historian's vocabulary and that of the Archive. In the context of the Papyrus EU-funded project, the requirements of historians have been investigated and taken into account for the creation of a specialized web-based tool, the Papyrus Browser. This paper focuses on the description of the requirements that lead to the design of this tool and provides a detailed description of its main view, the Historiographical Issues View. Design and implementation issues are discussed, as well as plans for future work on the tool.

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