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%T The Need for Standards: Data Modelling and Exchange [1991]
%A Thaller, Manfred
%J Historical Social Research, Supplement
%N 29
%P 203-220
%D 2017
%K digital humanities; standardization; information modelling; data bases; Datenmodellierung
%@ 0936-6784
%> https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-54042-9
%X When discussing standardization and secondary analysis in computer driven historical research, we should clearly distinguish between different approaches towards the usage of computers. The properties of four of them – statistical analysis, structured data bases, full text systems and annotation systems – are discussed and compared in some detail. Standards which want to convince users, that they should follow just one of these approaches will not succeed. What we need is a discussion of the communalities between the underlying information models and the identification of properties, for which clear conceptual models can be devised. Such clear conceptual models are a prerequisite for technical solutions, which ultimately can enable the exchange of data across the different approaches. Such conceptual models, therefore, are what we need as standards.
%G en
%9 journal article
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%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info