We explore the history of Venice through citations, and build a web application to navigate through the resulting network of references, with the final aim of interlinking digital archives and digital libraries. For this goal we developed a system to automatically extract citations from a large set of digitized books and journals on the history of Venice. We are specifically interested in analyzing the interplay of citations to primary (e.g. archival documents) and secondary sources (scholarly literature), and the citation profiles of publications through time.
Citation Extraction, Citation Analysis, Venice, Scientometrics, Citation Networks.
Humanities Library of Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice (National Library of St Mark)
Archivio di Stato di Venezia, Venice (State Archive of Venice)
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venice (Venice Institute for Sciences, Letters and Arts)
BEIC Digital Library, Milan
Project coordination, data processing and machine learning, data analysis
Matteo Romanello, EPFL
Project coordination, data architecture and processing, database administration
Vincent Barbay, EPFL
Interface development and system administration
Martina Babetto and Silvia Ferronato, EPFL (Venice)
Massimo Franceschet, University of Udine
Frédéric Kaplan, EPFL