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Data analysis

Extraction of information, knowledge or meaning from a digital resource, using techniques such as searching and querying or feature measurement.

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Image feature measurement : Image feature measurement is a term to describe techniques used to acquire, measure, and analyse the parameters of digital images, such as size, shape, relative locations, textures, grey tones and colours. These parameters are also known as ‘perception at
Image segmentation : Segmentation refers to the process of partitioning a digital image into multiple segments, also known as superpixels. The goal of segmentation is to simplify and/or change the representation of an image into something that is more meaningful and easie
Sound analysis : Refers to the extraction of information and meaning from sound signals for classification, storage, retrieval and synthesis. Different types of sound, for example voice and music, can be analysed in different ways.
Design analysis : Design analysis is a powerful software technology for simulating physical behaviour on the computer. Instead of building a prototype and developing elaborate testing regimens to analyse the physical behaviour of a product, engineers can elicit this inform
Motion analysis : Motion analysis provides systematic, time-dependent and quantitative data on any movement captured using digital video, as recorded in moving image collections. It is related to motion capture, which is the process of recording movement and translating th
Overlaying : Refers to the techniques used to produce a geometric intersection between two sets of data to highlight features of interest. Overlaying is often used when studying or displaying maps. Specifically, the term ‘overlaying’ refers to the use of vector data.
Spatial data analysis : This method comprises techniques used to analyse spatial (geographic) data. Such techniques include Thiessen polygon analysis, the X-tent principle, cost/friction analysis and network analysis, among others.
Content-based image retrieval : Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) refers to techniques used to search for digital images by features of their content, which is particularly helpful when studying large databases. It is often preferable to perform searches relying on metadata, which ca
Content-based sound retrieval : Refers to techniques used to search for sound files by features of their content, using specialist software, which is particularly helpful when studying large databases. It is often preferable to perform searches relying on metadata, which can be expensiv
Data mining : Data mining is the process of using computing power to extract hidden patterns from data, analysing the results from different perspectives and summarising it into a useful format, such as a graph or table. This process is often facilitated by the use of
Record linkages anaylsis : The term ‘record linkage’ refers to techniques used to link records from different sources, by finding entries that refer to the same entity (e.g. person) in two or more files. These entries can be combined to form individual micro records.
Searching and querying : In this context, ‘Searching and Querying’ refers to the extraction of information from data by means of query languages. This process is very different from queries performed using a web search engine, which are often unstructured and ambiguous.
Topic Detection and Tracking : Topic Detection and Tracking (TDT) refers to systems that monitor topically related material and sources, for example news stories, by algorithmic means and track these as they change over time. This data can be in a variety of different types of media fo

Statistical analysis methods include descriptive statistics, inferential/predictive statistics and kriging.

Collating : Collation is the process of comparing different versions of a text to discover the location and type of textual variants. Collation is fundamental to a variety of scholarly pursuits, for example in the Arts and Humanities field it can be used for the accu
Collocating : Refers to the techniques used to detect patterns of words that appear together in a text more often than would be expected by chance. A collocation is a group or pair of words that are always used together, and can illustrate restrictions on which verbs o
Content analysis : Content analysis is a research technique focused on the content and internal features of media. It is used to determine the presence of certain words, concepts, themes, phrases, characters, or sentences within texts or sets of texts and to quantify this p
Indexing : Indexing refers to techniques used to generate indexes of words in a text, in order that the reader can find information quickly and easily. Although indexing is still usually performed by hand, specialised computer software is often used to facilitat
Parsing : Parsing is an important method used in both computer science and linguistics. The term is synonymous with ‘syntactic analysis’, and refers to the process of taking a sequence (e.g. of characters), determining its structure, and checking whether it is lega
Stemmatics : Refers to techniques used to reconstruct the transmission of a text on the basis of relations between the various surviving manuscripts.
Stylometrics : Refers to the techniques used for the quantitative examination of textual and linguistic styles, which is often used as a method for authorship attribution studies. It can also be applied to music and fine art.
Text mining : Text mining, sometimes alternately referred to as text data mining, roughly equivalent to text analytics, refers generally to the process of deriving high-quality information from text. ‘High quality’ in text mining usually refers to some combination of r

Refers to techniques used to summarise and present data visually, in a form that enables people to understand and analyse the information. Formats can include images, maps, timelines, graphs and tables. Visualisation often uses computer graphics software,

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15cBOOKTRADE - An Evidence-based Assessment and Visualization of the Distribution, Sale, and Reception of Books in the Renaissance Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty Cristina Dondi
A Museum Without Walls: Realising the Potential of Crowdsourcing in the Arts Oxford Internet Institute Kathryn Eccles
A New Edition of Leonardo's Codex Leicester for Bill Gates Trinity College Martin Kemp
APGRD - Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama Classical Languages Felix Budelmann
Architecture, Mathematics, and English Culture 1550-1750 History of Science Museum Stephen Johnston
Around 1968: Activism, Networks, Trajectories History Faculty Robert Gildea
Automatic annotation of the Spoken BNC Phonetics Laboratory John Pybus
Autonomous Morphology in Diachrony: comparative evidence from the Romance languages Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty John Charles Smith
BEAM Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Susan Thomas
Beazley Archive Online Databases Classical Archaeology
Bibliography of British and Irish History History Faculty Ian Archer
Bibliotheca Academica Translationum; Translations of Classical Scholarship 1701-1917 Ancient History Oswyn Murray
Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities Oxford Internet Institute Eric Meyer
Blockbooks Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Neil Jefferies
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Mike Heaney
Boethius in Early Medieval Europe English Faculty
British Archaeology at the Ashmolean Museum: Rationalisation and Enhancement of the Historic Collections Ashmolean Museum
British National Corpus IT Services Lou Burnard
Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (BVREH) Oxford e-Research Centre David Robey
CatCor: The Digital Correspondence of Catherine the Great Russian Kelsey Rubin-Detlev
Centre for the Study of the Cantigas de Santa Maria Portuguese Stephen Parkinson
CLARIN Oxford e-Research Centre Martin Wynne
Computer vision approaches to the study of early printing English Faculty Alexandra Franklin
Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Buckets Archaeology Institute Helena Hamerow
Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum Online Classical Archaeology Peter Stewart
Creative Practice in Contemporary Concert Music Music Faculty Eric Clarke
Crowd-Map-The-Crusades French Emma Goodwin
Cultures of Knowledge: Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550–1750 History Faculty John Pybus
Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative Griffith Institute Jacob Dahl
Curse Tablets of Roman Britain Classical Archaeology Roger Tomlin
Cutting Edge: Revealing hidden stories in a cross-cultural collection of arms and armour : 2006-08 Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature Oriental Studies Faculty Jacob Dahl
Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources Classical Languages Tobias Reinhardt
Digital Ashmolean Cuneiform Ashmolean Museum Jacob Dahl
Digital Asset Management at the Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology Haas Ezzet
Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) Music Faculty Elizabeth Eva Leach
Digital Impacts: A Synthesis Oxford Internet Institute Eric Meyer
Digital Miscellanies Index English Faculty Carly Watson
Digital Topographical Bibliography Griffith Institute Elizabeth Frood
Digitally Curating Knowledge Creation: Understanding and Recording the Process of Interpreting Cultural and Historical Artefacts Oxford e-Research Centre Ségolène Tarte
e-Science and Ancient Documents (eSAD) Ancient History Henriette Roued-Cunliffe
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Special Collections Alexander Huber
Electronic Database of Poetic Form English Faculty
Electronic Enlightenment Project Special Collections and IT Nicholas Cronk
Elements of Drawing Ashmolean Museum
England: the Other Within: Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum Pitt Rivers Museum Zena Kamash
Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe History of Science Museum Henriette Roued-Cunliffe
Fontes Anglo-Saxonici English Faculty Rohini Jayatilaka
Forced Migration Online International Development Ian McClelland
Foreign Office Confidential Prints Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Hannah Chandler
futureArch project Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Susan Thomas
Griffith Institute Archive Griffith Institute Elizabeth Frood
Holinshed Project History Faculty Ian Archer
Humanities Information Practices Oxford Internet Institute Eric Meyer
Imagery Lenses for Visualizing Text Corpora Oxford e-Research Centre
Imaging Papyri at Oxford Classics Faculty Dirk Obbink
Internet Archive Live Music Archive Linked Data Oxford e-Research Centre David De Roure
Islamic Manuscripts Project Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Neil Jefferies
Jane Austen's holograph fiction manuscripts: a digital and print resource English Faculty Jenny McAuley
Last Statues of Antiquity Classical Archaeology Bryan Ward-Perkins
Lexicon of Greek Personal Names Ancient History Sebastian Rahtz
Machine-readable grammatical resources for Indonesian Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty Mary Dalrymple
Making Britain: South Asian Visions of Home and Abroad 1870-1950 History Faculty Sumita Mukherjee
Mapping Crime beyond the John Johnson Collection Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services David Tomkins
Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (MLGB3) History Faculty Neil Jefferies
Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive Archaeology Institute Helena Hamerow
On-line language documentation for Biak (Austronesian) Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty Mary Dalrymple
Out of the Wings Spanish Jonathan Thacker
Oxford English Dictionary Oxford University Press Barbara McGillivray
Oxford Google Project Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Dave Price
Oxford Latin American Economic History Database Latin American Centre Valpy FitzGerald
Oxford Text Archive IT Services Sebastian Rahtz
Paradigm Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services Susan Thomas
Pitt Rivers Luo Visual History Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Poinikastas: Epigraphic Sources for Early Greek Writing Classical Archaeology Alan Bowman
Portraits in Oxford History Faculty Annette Peach
PotWeb Ashmolean Museum
Poxy: Oxyrhynchus Online Classical Languages Dirk Obbink
Preparing DARIAH Oxford e-Research Centre Lou Burnard
Preserving and Enhancing Access to Historic Oxfordshire Ashmolean Museum
Project Bamboo Oxford e-Research Centre John Pybus
Prosopography of the Byzantine World History Faculty Avril Cameron
Recovering the material and visual cultures of the southern Sudan: A museological resource Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Rethinking Pitt-Rivers: Analysing the Activities of a Nineteenth-Century Collector Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Scene details in Ancient Egyptian monuments: Oxford Expedition's electronic database and publications project (c.2960 - 2040 BC). Oriental Studies Faculty Yvonne Harpur
SECT: Sustaining the EEBO-TCP Corpus in Transition Oxford Internet Institute Eric Meyer
Shields and Objects, Anthropology and Museums Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
Sir John Evans Centenary Project Ashmolean Museum
South Cadbury Environs Project Archaeology Institute Gary Lock
Sphakia Survey Classical Archaeology Lucia Nixon
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive IT Services Stuart Lee
The Forster Collection Pitt Rivers Museum Pitt Rivers Museum Paul Groves
The Gascon Rolls 1317-1468 History Faculty Malcolm Vale
The John Johnson Collection: an Archive of Printed Ephemera Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services David Tomkins
The Other Within: Analysing the English collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
The reuniting of Osip Mandelstam's texts and archives in digital form Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty Jennifer Baines
The Shakespeare Quartos Archive Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Judith Siefring
The Tibet Album: British photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950 Pitt Rivers Museum Haas Ezzet
The Venetian Book-trade in the 15th Century: material evidence for the economic and social history of the Renaissance Italian Cristina Dondi
The World of Art on the Semantic Web (CLAROS) Oxford e-Research Centre Paul Groves
Thomas Gray Archive Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services Alexander Huber
TileWeb: Paving-Tile Watercolours Online Ashmolean Museum
Transnational Jewish Relief Networks and the Emergence of Jewish Internationalism in Central and Eastern Europe, 1860s – 1870s. History Faculty Milena Zeidler
Understanding Indonesian: developing a machine-usable grammar, dictionary and corpus Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty Mary Dalrymple
Universal Leonardo History Martin Kemp
Verb semantics and argument realization in pre-modern Japanese: A comprehensive study of the basic syntax of pre-modern Japanese Oriental Studies Faculty Bjarke Frellesvig
Victorian Social Reform: A Bibliography of the Published Papers of the Social Science Association 1857-86 History Faculty Lawrence Goldman
Vindolanda Tablets Online Ancient History Henriette Roued-Cunliffe
Virtual Infrastructure with Database as a Service (VIDaaS) IT Services James A J Wilson
William Godwin's Diary Politics & Int Relations James Cummings
Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network Chinese Studies (Social Sciences) Maria Jaschok
Word joins in real-life speech: a large corpus-based study Phonetics Laboratory John Pybus
Xaira IT Services Lou Burnard
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Abigail Williams Lord White Fellow in English, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature English Faculty
Aditi Lahiri Professor and Fellow and Professor of Linguistics Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty
Alan Bowman Principal of Brasenose College Ancient History
Alexander Huber Digital Librarian Bodleian Digital Library Systems & Services
Amanda Flynn Digital Editor Digital Collections Development
Andrew Zisserman Professor Engineering Science
Anja Ulbrich A.G. Leventis Curator of the Cypriot Collection at the Ashmolean Ashmolean Museum
Annette Peach History Faculty
Barbara McGillivray Language engineer Oxford University Press
Ben Burton English Faculty
Benjamin Weaver Classics Faculty
Birgit Mikus Research Staff; Project Coordinator German
Bjarke Frellesvig Professor of Japanese Linguistics Oriental Studies Faculty
Carly Watson Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Digital Miscellanies Project English Faculty
Chris Powell ICT Ashmolean Museum
Chris Wingfield Researcher Pitt Rivers Museum
Christine Madsen Head of Digital Programmes Bodleian Libraries Central Services and Administration
Christopher Gosden Professor, Chair of European Archaeology Archaeology Institute
Colin Harrison Senior Assistant Keeper, Ashmolean Museum Ashmolean Museum
Cristina Dondi BARDA Research Fellow Italian
Daniela Colomo Classics Faculty
David De Roure Professor of e-Research Oxford e-Research Centre
David Robey Arts and Humanities Consultant Oxford e-Research Centre
David Womersley Professor English Faculty
David Zeitlyn Professor Social & Cultural Anthropology
Elizabeth Williamson Ex-Project Manager, Cultures of Knowledge (2013-15) History
Emilie Savage-Smith Professor of the History of Islamic Science; Senior Research Consultant for the Bodleian Library Oriental Studies Faculty
Emma Goodwin D Phil Candidate and AHRC-funded Principal Investigator, 'Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities (dhAHRC)' and 'Crowd-Map-The-Crusades' French
Felicity Heal Fellow and Tutor in Modern History History Faculty
Fiona Macintosh Senior Research Fellow, Reader in Greek and Roman Drama Ancient History
Frances Reynolds Shillito Fellow in Assyriology; Senior Research Fellow of St Benet's Hall Oriental Studies Faculty
Francisco Bosch-Puche Topographical Bibliography & Archive Assistant Griffith Institute
Gary Lock Professor of Archaeology Archaeology Institute
Giles Bergel Digital Humanites Research Officer, Faculty of Engineering Science Engineering Science
Graham Klyne Computing Offcier, Image Bioinformatics Research Group, Zoology Department Zoology
Greg Votruba D.Phil Student Archaeology
Gábor Mihály Tóth Doctoral student History Faculty
Helena Hamerow Professor, University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval) Archaeology Institute
Henriette Roued-Cunliffe Graduate Student Classics Faculty
Howard Hotson Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History History Faculty
Ian McClelland Communications and Information Coordinator, Refugee Studies Centre International Development
James Cummings Senior Digital Research Specialist, IT Services IT Services
Jennifer Baines College Lectuer in Russian at Christ Church, Exeter, Pembroke, St Edmund Hall, St Hilda's and St Peter's Colleges Russian
Jennifer Batt Post-doctoral Researcher English Faculty
Jenny McAuley Postdoctoral Research Associate English Faculty
John Charles Smith Faculty Lecturer in French Linguistics, Fellow of St Catherine's College French
John Coleman Professor Phonetics Laboratory
John J. Lowe Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty
Judith Pfeiffer University Lecturer in Arabic; Fellow of St Cross College Oriental Studies Faculty
Katharine Keats-Rohan History Faculty
Kelsey Rubin-Detlev Foote Junior Research Fellow in Russian, The Queen's College Russian
Kerri L Russell Postdoctoral Researcher Oriental Studies Faculty
Kevin Page Research Associate Oxford e-Research Centre
Lawrence Goldman Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History History Faculty
Lik Hang Tsui Doctoral candidate Chinese Studies (Humanities)
Lou Burnard Retired IT Services
Malcolm Vale Tutorial Fellow in Modern History History Faculty
Marina Jirotka Professor of Human Centred Computing; Associate Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre; Governing Body Fellow of St Cross College; Computing Laboratory
Mark Doffman Researcher Music Faculty
Mark Rogerson Technical Editor, Electronic Enlightenment Project Systems and e-Resources
Martin Maiden Professor Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Mary Dalrymple Professor of Syntax Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics Faculty
Matthew Landrus Research Fellow History of Art
Michael Brady Professor of Information Engineering Engineering Science
Milena Zeidler DPhil student (history) / digital librarian History Faculty
Neil Jefferies DAMS manager, Research and Development Project Manager (OULS) Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services
Paulina Kewes Fellow and Tutor in English Literature English Faculty
Peter Haarer Research Assistant at Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Ancient History
Peter J. Parsons Professor Classics Faculty
Peter Lawrence Watson DPhil student Continuing Education - HQ
Peter Millican Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford Philosophy Faculty
Richard Ashdowne Editor, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources Classical Languages
Richard Sharpe Professor History Faculty
Robert Parker Professor Ancient History
Rohini Jayatilaka English Faculty Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager English Faculty
Sebastian Rahtz Chief Data Architect IT Services
Sharron Pleydell-Pearce Divisional Research Facilitator Divisional Administration
Simon Horobin Professor of English English Faculty
Sukanta Chaudhuri Visiting Fellow All Souls College
Sushila Burgess DAMS Developer, BDLSS Bodleian Libraries Research & Learning Services
Suzanne Romaine Merton Professor of English Language English Faculty
Tara Stubbs University Lecturer in English, Conted Continuing Education - HQ
Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller PDRA - Linked Data Oxford e-Research Centre
Ulrich Gehn Researcher Classical Archaeology
Vincent Razanajao Editor of the Topographical Bibliography and Keeper of the Archive Griffith Institute
Zena Kamash Lecturer at Magdalen College and Research Assistant to the Professor of European Archaeology (Institute of Archaeology) Archaeology Institute
Zixi You DPhil Student, Part-Time Research Assistant Oriental Studies Faculty