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Procedures for measuring women’s influence : Data translation and manipulation and related problems

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posted on 07.02.2014, 14:02 by Penelope M. Allison, P. Faulkner, A. Fairbairn, S. Ellis
Preparing data from artefact catalogues of previously published German excavation reports, in the project 'Engendering Roman Spaces', required ongoing refinement of data translation and digital manipulation using a variety of software packages. This process included the use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, spreadsheets, database and graphics programs, and the final presentation of the data in ArcGIS as an interpretative tool. With each step, a number of challenges were encountered relating to the quality of the data and original cataloguing processes, and the limitations of the software packages being used. Excavation reports of four Roman military sites - the forts of Vetera I, Ellingen, Oberstimm and Rottweil - are used in this article to highlight the range of problems encountered and solutions arrived to resolve them, a process requiring constant revision and refinement.

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Internet Archaeology, 2008, 24

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND LAW/School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Internet Archaeology

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Council for British Archaeology

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1363-5387

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2008

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07/02/2014

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http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue24/6/toc.html

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The authors post-print is available on the LRA - No illustrations. The published version may be available on through the links above.

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en

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