EPSRC PhD Studentship Opportunity

We have a new EPSRC PhD studentship opportunity available:

‘Information Extraction and Entity Linkage in Historical Crime Records’

Applications are invited for the above EPSRC project studentship commencing on 1 October 2018. This project will develop and refine information extraction techniques by working with one of the most intractable, largely unstructured, sources in the humanities, historical newspapers. Addressing a challenge identified during the recently completed project, the Digital Panopticon: Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925, this project will develop methods of extracting information about crimes and police court trials from English newspapers for linkage to the existing ‘life archives’ of convicts in the Digital Panopticon.

Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 18 May 2018
Interviews: interviews will take place week commencing 4 June 2018

For more information please see:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/history/…/information-extraction