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White Paper for NEH: “Friending the Humanities Knowledge Base: Exploring Bibliography as Social Network in RoSE” (PDF)

Created in its first stage as an outcome of the Transliteracies Project, RoSE completed a second stage of development under a NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant (Level II) [Grant number: HD-51433-11]. RoSE is a Web-based knowledge-exploration system that fuses a social-computing model to humanities bibliographical resources to allow users to explore the present and past of the human record as one “social network.” Stocked with initial information data-mined from YAGO and Project Gutenberg (with plans for data-mining the SNAC Project), RoSE provides profile pages about persons and documents, keywords and other data, and visualizations that help users see the relationships between people and documents. Uniquely, it also allows users (humanities students, scholars, and research groups) to add “thickly described” metadata on top of standard bibliographical data. This facilitates a social-network-like sense of active, dynamic interrelation with the objects of research.

Suggested Citation: RoSE (Research-oriented Social Environment). Home page. Transliteracies Project, University of California. Retrieved [Date of access, e.g., 19 April 2011]. <>