Developing a software system for intelligent search of a scholarly archive of digital data, representing the stream of recorded events of a personal scholarly life. Led by Dr. Edward A. Feigenbaum, Kumagai Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, Stanford.
This research will create a software system for intelligent search of a scholarly archive of large amounts of digital data, representing the stream of recorded events of a personal scholarly life: notes, papers, books, photos, letters, memos, e-mail messages, audio and video recordings, and others. These will be organized in a Web-like digital data base, a Historinet. The access and search tool for this Historinet is the Advanced Digital Archive Assistance (ADAA).
The main experimental testbed will be an archive in the Stanford Libraries Special Collections. The proposed work may be important for: a) founding a world-class Stanford collection in the science of Artificial Intelligence (a science now approaching its 50th birthday); and b) forging a "digital on-line" path for other Stanford Special Collections and archive projects that are in the pipeline.