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Modelling Medieval Vagueness

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Fafinski Mateusz, Piotrowski Michael,
Project An Agile Approach Towards Computational Modeling of Historiographical Uncertainty
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Editor , Heinrich Robert; , Reussner Ralf H.; , Koziolek Anne
Title of proceedings 50. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik
Place Karlsruhe
DOI 10.18420/inf2020_123

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


The project “An Agile Approach Towards Computational Modeling of Historiographical Uncertainty” is building a taxonomy of historiographical uncertainty. We are focusing on early medieval texts as our case studies, because they are characterised by a high degree of “high stakes” uncertainty and a varied historiography characterised by a vivid debate. The additional factor of the manuscript text-transmission ensues that also the material aspect of the textual study will be covered in our attempt to build an adaptable taxonomy of historiographical uncertainty. Computational humanities need a robust methodological platform, that can be applied to a wide variety of projects. Uncertainty in general and geographical uncertainty in particular stand as the crucial aspects of this platform. We investigate a methodology of visualising geographical locales in historical texts and their historiographies that explicitly models uncertainty in.