Publications

NB: For a full list of publications & conference papers produced by members of the Making Sense project, click here!

Keynote lectures

Schomaker, L. (2019). "Continuous Learning in Large-scale Problems: The Case of Multi-script Historical Handwritten Document Collections" at the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), February 19-21, 2019, Prague. Watch the keynote here!

Weber, A. (2018). "Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity" at the conference Digital Past organized by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, February 6-8, 2018, Aberystwyth.

Roberts, L. (2017). "The infrastructures of natural history" at the conference Global natural history around 1800: collections, media, actors, December 7-9, 2017, Göttingen.

Schomaker, L.R.B. (2016). How deep is deep and what's next in computational intelligence? International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition, Shenzhen, China, October 23-26, 2016.

Journal contributions

Ameryan, M.; Schomaker, L. (2019), "A limited-size ensemble of homogeneous CNN/LSTMs for high-performance word classification." https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.03223 (submitted to scientific journal)

Stork, L., Weber, A., Gassó Miracle, E., Verbeek, F., Plaat, A., Van den Herik, J, Wolstencroft, K., "Semantic Annotation of Natural History Collections," Journal of Web Semantics 59 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2018.06.002

Weber, A. "Collecting Colonial Nature: European Naturalists and the Dutch Indies in the Early Nineteenth Century," BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review 134:3 (2019), 72-95. DOI: 10.18352/bmgn-lchr.10741

He, S., & Schomaker, L., "Deep adaptive learning for writer identification based on single handwritten word images." Pattern recognition (2019), 88, 64-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2018.11.003

He, S., & Schomaker, L., "DeepOtsu: Document enhance­­ment and binarization using iterative deep learning." Pattern recognition (2019), 91, 379-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2019.01.025

Schomaker, L. "A large-scale field test on word-image classification in large historical document collections using a traditional and two deep-learning methods." ArXiv (2019), 1904.08421

Post, A.L. and Weber, A. “Notes on the reviewing of learned websites, digital resources and tools,” Isis 110: 4 (2018), 796-800. DOI: 10.1086/701651 (shared first authorship).

Weber, A. and Wille, R.J. “Laborious Transformations: Plants and Politics at the Bogor Botanical Gardens,” Studium. Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis 11:3 (2018), 169-177. DOI: 10.18352/studium.10176

Wenniger, G. M. D. B., Schomaker, L., & Way, A., "No Padding Please: Efficient Neural Handwriting Recognition." ArXiv (2019): 1902.11208

Weber, A. "A Garden as a Niche: Botany and Imperial Politics in the Early Nineteenth Century Dutch Empire,” Studium. Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis 11:3 (2018), 178-190. DOI: 10.18352/studium.10177


Journal special issues

Weber, A. and R.J. Wille (eds.), Laborious Transformations – Plant Science at the Bogor Botanical Gardens, special issue of Studium. Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitsgeschiedenis 11:3 (2018) (=open access journal of the Belgian-Dutch Society of the History of Science and Universities). For full TOC click here.


Books

Weber, A. and Van Zanen, S., Kunstenaar op Jav a: De reisdagboeken en natuurtekeningen van Pieter van Oort (1826-1833) (Zutphen 2020).

Weber, A. and Van Zanen, S., Kunstenaar op Sumatra: De reisdagboeken en natuurtekeningen van Pieter van Oort (1833-1834) (Zutphen 2020).


Book chapters

Schomaker, L., "Lifelong learning for text retrieval and recognition in historical handwritten document collections." to be published in Handwritten Historical Document Analysis, Recognition, and Retrieval -- State of the Art and Future Trend in 2020, https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.05156

Weber, A., “Natural History Collections and Empire,” Taylor&Francis Handbook on Science and Empire, ed. Andrew Goss (submitted, publication probably in 2021/22)

Dijksterhuis, F.J. and Weber, A., "The Netherlands as a Laboratory of Knowing", in Locations of Knowledge in Dutch Contexts, ed. Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis, Andreas Weber, and Huib Zuidervaart (submitted to Brill publishers).

Stork, L., Weber, A., Herik, J. van den, Plaat, A., Verbeek, F., Wolstencroft, K., “From Handwritten Manuscripts to Linked Data,” in: Méndez E., Crestani F., Ribeiro C., David G., Lopes J. (eds) Digital Libraries for Open Knowledge. TPDL 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11057. Springer, Cham , 330-334. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00066-0_34

Weber, A.; Ameryan, M.; Wolstencroft, K.; Stork, L.; Heerlien, M.; Schomaker, L. “Towards a Digital Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives,” in Springer Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 10605: Digital Cultural Heritage, ed. Marinos Ioannides (Springer 2018), 155-166 (peer-reviewed, Mahya Ameryan and Andreas Weber share first authorship, acceptance rate: 29 out of 198 submissions), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-75826-8_13

Weber, A. "World Histories of Science and Material Exchange," Journal of World History 28, 1 (2017): 178-183, DOI: 10.1353/jwh.2017.0016


Contributions to conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Caceres, A., Weber, A., and Schomaker, L. (2020). MONK in Practice: Indexing Heterogeneous Handwritten Collections. Abstract from 7th Digital Humatities Benelux 2020, Leiden, Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3860811

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Wolstencroft K., The Semantic Fieldbook Annotator, Biodiversity Information Science and Standards: 3 (2019) [DOI] (open access).

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Van den Herik, J., Plaat, A.; Verbeek, F., Wolstencroft, K., “Automated Semantic Annotation of Species Names in Handwritten Texts,” in Advances in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2019: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 11437, Azzopardi, L., Stein, B., Fuhr, N., Meyr, P., Hauff, C. & Hiemstra, D. (eds.). Cham 2019, p. 667-680 (peer-reviewed, acceptance rate 23%, 165 submissions out of which 39 were accepted).

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Wolstencroft, K., Linking Natural History Collections, Conference Proceedings of 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Science, p. 388-389. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2018.00113.

Stork, L., Weber, A., Gassó Miracle, E., Wolstencroft, K., "A Workflow for the Semantic Annotation of Field Books and Specimen Labels," in Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e25839 (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.2.25839 (presented by Lise Stork at joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), Dundee, New Zealand, August 25 - September 1, 2018).

Stork, L.; Wolstencroft K.; Weber, A.; Verbeek, F.; Plaat, A. "Priming Digitization: Learning the Textual Structure in Field Books," Conference abstract, ICT OPEN 2018, 18-19 March 2018, Amersfoort.

Stork, L. and Weber, A. "A Linked Data Approach to Disclose Handwritten Biodiversity Heritage Collections", Digital Humanities Benelux 2017, Book of conference abstracts.

Schomaker, L.; Weber, A.; Thijssen, M.; Heerlien, M.; Plaat A.; Nijssen, S.; Verbeek, F.; Lew, M.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Wolstencroft, K.; Suvyer, E.; Verheij, B.; Wiering, M.; Dekker, R.; Kok, J.; Roberts, L.; Van den Herik, J., "Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives," Digital Humanities 2016 Krakow, Book of conference astracts, 764-766.

Poster presentations

Stork, L.; Weber, A.; Gassó Miracle, E. and Wolstencroft, K., Linking Natural History Collections, Poster at IEEE eScience 2018, Amsterdam, 29 October – 1 November 2018. (Winner of best poster prize!)

Stork, L., Weber, A., Herik, J. van den, Plaat, A., Verbeek, F., Wolstencroft, K., From Handwritten Manuscripts to Linked Data. (Winner of best poster prize!)

Weber, A.; Ameryan, M.; Stork, L.; Wolstencroft, K.; Gassó Miracle, E.; Nijssen, S.; Wiering, M.; Heerlien, M.; Thijssen, M.; Huetink, M.; Verbeek, F.; Plaat A.; Kok, J.; Roberts, L.; Herik, J. van den; Schomaker, L., Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, Poster at eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, 13 October 2016.

Other publications

Weber, A., “Over krokodillenvangers, onechte gavialen, en schedeltentoonstellingen,” Jaarboek Wetenschapsgeschiedenis 1 (2020), 40-41. [PDF]

Mostert, T. and A. Weber, “An Interview with Harold J. Cook”, Itinerario 1 (2019), accepted for publication.

Weber, A. Book review of: Diarmid A. Finnegan and Jonathan Jeffrey Wright (eds.) (2015): Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, encounter and exchange in an age of empire in Isis 108, 2 (2017):453-454. (doi: 10.1086/692426)

Weber, A. Book review of: Knight, R.G. (2015): Trade and Empire in Early Nineteenth-Century Southeast Asia. Gillian Maclaine and his Business Network in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 4 (2016): 573-74.

Conference and symposium organization

February 2020: Andreas Weber is co-chair and organizer of a special session (ICAART 2020, 22-24 February 2020, Malta) on challenges and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence & Digital Heritage (ARTIDIGH 2020).

19 October 2017: Managing Alliances: Plant Sciences at Bogor Botanical Gardens 1817-2017. Hortus Botanicus Leiden (organized by Andreas Weber (University of Twente), Robert-Jan Wille (Utrecht University), and prof. Paul Kessler, prefect of the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden).

Working papers, round tables, and talks (selection):

Stork, L. (2019), Automated Semantic Annotation of Species Names in Handwritten Texts, paper presentation ats International Conference: Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval conference, November 28, 2019.

Huetink, M. and Weber, A. (2019), Digital Humanities @ Brill. A publisher's perspective and MONK Hands-On session. Keys to the Treasure Trove – Methods and Sources of Economic and Social History. N.W. Posthumus Research MA Course 2018-2019, February 8, 2019.

Weber, A (2018), "Studying Colonial Nature: Foreign Naturalists and the Dutch Indies in the Early Nineteenth Century" presented at international workshop Empire of Demands and Opportunities: The Dutch Indies in European History, c. 1800-1900, ETH Zuerich, August 27-28, 2018.

Weber, A. (2018), Contribution to round table discussion in the context of the workshop Colonial Legacy of Dutch Natural History Collections, Amsterdam, Artis Library, 7 December, 2018.

Huetink, M.; Weber, A.; Stork, L. (2018), Digital Humanities @ Brill. A publisher's perspective, Keys to the Treasure Trove – Methods and Sources of Economic and Social History. N.W. Posthumus Research MA Course 2017-2018, February 16, 2018.

Stork, L. and A.Weber (2017): "A Linked Data Approach to Disclose Handwritten Biodiversity Heritage Collections," DH Benelux 2017, Utrecht, 5 July 2017.

Weber, A. (2017). Studying Empire’s Nature: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Descartes Colloquium, Utrecht University, 16 May 2017.

Ameryan, M., and A. Weber (2017): Presentation of the paper "Towards a Digital Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives," Final conference of International Training Network - Digital Cultural Heritage (ITN-DCH) in Olmije, Slovenia, 24 May 2017.

Weber, A. (2017). Science and the Dutch Empire in the Nineteenth Century: Natural Historical Collections as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Bi-annual meeting of Dutch historians of science (Woudschoten VII), 23-24 June, Woudschoten.

Weber, A. (2017). Reinwardt en de vroege jaren van de tuin in Bogor, Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Hortus Wintercollege, Leiden, February 26, 2017.

Schomaker, L. and A. Weber (2017). Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Colloquium presentation UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, London, February 5, 2017.

Weber, A. and L. Stork (2017). Towards an Infrastructure for Illustrated Handwritten Archives, University of Twente (LISA), Enschede, January 17, 2017.

Huetink, M. (2017). Digital Humanities at Brill, webinar, January 25, 2017.

Weber, A. (2016). Studying Empire’s Nature: Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge and Opportunity, Cosmopolis seminar, Leiden University Institute for History, Leiden, November 17, 2016.

Schomaker L. and A. Weber (2016). Automatische handschriftenherkenning in 19e eeuwse dagboeken als casus voor het MONK-systeem, Studiedag ‘Googelen door archieven’, Nationaal Archief. Den Haag, October 13, 2016.

Huetink, M. (2016). Where Are the Six Legs of Advanced Entomology Publishing Taking Us? XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando FL, September 29, 2016.

Huetink, M. (2016). Project: Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, presentation for representatives of Council of Library and Information Resources & Stanford University Library, at Brill Leiden, September 5, 2016.

Thijssen, M. and A. Weber (2016). Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives, Digital Humanites 2016, Krakow (short paper presentation), Krakow, July 11-16, 2016.

Weber, A. (2016). Natural Historical Archives as Digital Challenge, Glam Café at University of Pennsylvania (Kislak center), Philadelphia.