Identification of Ruins Excavated by Silk Road Expeditions through Matching Names and Locations by Stein Maps and Google Earth

This paper proposes a method for identifying ruins recorded on Silk Road expedition reports and today's excavation reports using data such as Google Earth and old maps of Silk Road made around 100 years ago. The identification of ruins was judged through collecting similarity-based evidences from methods such as name matching and location matching. We performed ruin identification for Turfan and Khotan areas in Tarim basin, and succeeded in linking many of the missing ruins to currently known ruins. However, we discovered that the arbitrariness of name and coverage in the concept of ruins require us to represent relationship between ruins not only for identity but also for inclusion and others. Finally we introduce our plan on the database of ruins in Silk Road designed to archive relationships between ruins.

Citation

Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO, "Identification of Ruins Excavated by Silk Road Expeditions through Matching Names and Locations by Stein Maps and Google Earth", IPSJ SIG Computers and the Humanities Symposium 2010, pp. 255-262, 2010-12 (in Japanese)

BibTeX Format

@InProceedings{ nk:jm10,
	author = {Yoko NISHIMURA and Asanobu KITAMOTO},
	title = {Identification of Ruins Excavated by Silk Road Expeditions through Matching Names and Locations by Stein Maps and Google Earth},
	booktitle = {IPSJ SIG Computers and the Humanities Symposium 2010},
	pages = {255-262},
	year = 2010,
	month = 12,
	note = { (in Japanese)},
}

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