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CACTUS, a document management system to support the archaeological and historical research of San Juan, a plantation on Curaçao

Mom, Vincent ; Vautier, Suzanne

In: Posluschny, A. ; Lambers, K. ; Herzog, I. (Hrsgg.): Layers of Perception. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Berlin, 2.-6. April 2007. Koll. Vor- u. Frühgesch. 10. Bonn 2008 220 (Abstract)

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Abstract

The CACTUS document management and analysis system was developed to aid the historical and archaeological research of San Juan, a plantation on Curaçao. The main task of the CACTUS system is providing access to more than 2000 digitized documents that belong to the “Letters and Papers” collection of the second Dutch West India Company roughly dating to the period 1700–1740. The advantage of the CACTUS system is that it is possible to query the documents on a very detailed level, as all occurring names of people, places and ships are indexed and searchable in several ways. In addition, a tool has been developed to detect the existence of relationships between the indexed subjects.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2010 18:18
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Alte Geschichte, Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Archäologie
Controlled Subjects: Archäologie, Informatik, Computerunterstütztes Verfahren, Computervisualistik, Interdisziplinäre Forschung
Subject (classification): History of the ancient world to ca. 499