7.0348 Kleio Course at Inst. of Historical Research (1/55)

Thu, 16 Dec 1993 18:01:36 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0348. Thursday, 16 Dec 1993.

Date: Thu, 16 Dec 93 16:53:40 GMT
From: Donald A Spaeth <GKHA13@CMS.GLASGOW.AC.UK>
Subject: Institute of Historical Research course on Kleio

From: P.R.Denley@uk.ac.qmw


Institute of Historical Research
Computing courses, 1993-94

Source-oriented data processing:


One of the options in the Institute's MA in Computer
Applications for History, this course is also offered to students
not registered for the MA. General historical computing
experience is advised for those contemplating the course.

The course will provide students with a theoretical and practical
knowledge of the source-oriented approach to databases. The
option makes available for the first time in the UK the German
package KLEIO, and associated software developed as part of
the "Historical Workstation" project at Goettingen. This will
include text handling, hierarchical and non-hierarchical
relationships, record-matching algorithms, fuzzy and context-
sensitive data handling, image retrieval and information
exchange routines. The merits of this approach will be
compared with those of traditional commercial software as an
integral part of the course.

The course will cover the following areas:

1. Principles and fundamentals of KLEIO.
2. Establishing a structure, setting up and querying a
KLEIO database.
3. Retrieval, formatting and analysing data.
4. Catalogues, codebooks and indexing with KLEIO.
5. Full text analysis. The StanFEP conversion package.
6. Record linkage.
7. Mapping in KLEIO.
8. Image retrieval and handling.

The course is taught by Dr Peter Denley; it takes place on
Fridays at Queen Mary & Westfield College, 10.00 am to 3.30
pm. The course lasts 12 weeks, starting on Friday 28th January
1994, with a four-week break for the Easter vacation. The cost
is L550. A maximum of 15 students will be admitted to the
course. Should demand warrant it, arrangements for subsequent
short courses will also be considered.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to: Dr Peter
Denley, Department of History, Queen Mary & Westfield
College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS:
Tel. 071-775 3148: Fax 081-980-8400: E-mail kleio@uk.ac.qmw.