Labeling This Thing Called Life: Using Machine Learning to Automatically Generate Metadata for Oral History Collections
August 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tanya Clement, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin; Maria Esteva, Research Scientist; and Weijia Xu, Research Scientist, Data Intensive Computing Team, Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin, present “Labeling This Thing Called Life: Using Machine Learning to Automatically Generate Metadata for Oral History Collections,” as part of Sound Image History: The LGBTQ+ Audiovisual Archive Project Speaker Series.
The virtual Sound Image History speaker series celebrates the conclusion of a year-long Collections-as-Data grant funded project aimed at building a text-based data set from the archival AV materials in the UWM Archives. The UWM Libraries house the largest collection of LGBTQ+ historical and contemporary materials in Wisconsin, providing a rich record of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ+ communities. This project will make the AV materials in those collections – a format that is traditionally underutilized – much more discoverable and usable, and open pathways to new research. The LGBTQ+ AV Archive Mining Project, and this speaker series, are made possible by a grant from the Mellon-funded Collections as Data: Part to Whole initiative.
Registration is required at https://uwm.edu/libraries/events/dh-lab-sound-image-history-registration/