iWaRM

Team Name: 
WYSIWYG

Project Description:

Recently, National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand shared a number of historical documents and images, such as images of the Australians in World War I and records related to New Zealand’s crime & punishment. Although this information provides a rich layer of knowledge and also helps the nation to understand many strands of the history, it lacks the story behind each of those historical documents. For instance, it is very hard (costly) to find relevant information, such as documents, letters, and signatures, connected to a particular person in the historical data available in National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand as well. We believe that such information can be very attractive. We therefore used the latest cutting edge technology in Artificial Intelligence to cultivate such hidden information. Our new technology, iWaRM, adds value to the currently available raw data in the National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand. Furthermore, we created new knowledge by aggregating the extracted information from the historical open data with other datasets. For example, by making use of the information from handwriting and signatures we are able to disclose specific personality traits such as emotional stability and confidence level.

In this project, we used the public datasets from the National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand.

Datasets Used: 
In this project, we used the public datasets from the National Archives of Australia, Australian War Memorial, and Archives New Zealand.

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