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A quantitative analysis of biographical data from Ainm, the Irish-language Biographical Database
Bhreathnach, Úna; Burke, Cathal; Mag Fhinn, Jeaic; Ó Cleircín, Gearóid; Ó Raghallaigh, Brian
This paper looks at some trends identifiable in the biographical data contained in the Ainm collection of Irish-language related biographies. The data structure is described and the reasons for its particular structure are outlined. The structured data is then analysed to identify some notable patterns and significant gaps in the Ainm biographical collection. These features and omissions are discussed in the context of the creation of both the original print biographical dictionary (the Beathaisnéis series) and the more recent digital version (www.ainm.ie).
Keyword(s): History; Irish language; Library science; Mining biographies for structured information; quantitative analysis; biographical dictionaries; digitizing biographical data; Irish-language biography; Irish biography
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Bhreathnach, Úna ORCID: 0000-0002-6427-2633 <https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6427-2633>, Burke, Cathal, Mag Fhinn, Jeaic, Ó Cleircín, Gearóid and Ó Raghallaigh, Brian ORCID: 0000-0003-3813-1949 <https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3813-1949> (2019) A quantitative analysis of biographical data from Ainm, the Irish-language Biographical Database. In: Biographical Data in a Digital World 2019, 5-6 Sept 2019, Varna, Bulgaria. (In Press)
Publisher(s): CEUR-WS
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/23774/1/Ainm%20BD%20FINAL.docx.pdf,
http://ceur-ws.org/
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