Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

Description: 

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon is a digital reconstruction of the early modern British social network that people from all over the world can collaboratively expand and revise. It harnesses digitized texts, natural language processing, network inference methods, and crowdsourced historical expertise to create the broadest, most accessible source of who knew whom in early modern Britain.

Director(s): 
Christopher Warren, Daniel Shore, and Jessica Otis
Contact: 
cnwarren@andrew.cmu.edu
period: 
Early Modern
geographical region: 
Britain
funding bodies: 
CLIR
Platforms: 
Ruby on Rails CMS
Other
Affiliation(s): 
Carnegie Mellon University
additional technologies: 

insights.js
d3.js
Bootstrap

API: 
Content Area: 
Archives
Other