Tag: database design

Over the last 70 years, the history of the Palestinian Arabic dialect has presented a rare natural experiment because it had extensive contact with Hebrew. Presently, a distance of a few kilometers between two locations in Israel, the West Bank …

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Why is it so hard to get data, when data is everywhere? We live in the Golden Age of the Internet, with millions of web-pages instantly accessible to provide a steady stream of services and entertainment. Not only has this …

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My work creating a relational database on incidents of racialized violence in the postemancipation South has involved a great deal of thinking about how we define violence and resistance. Too often these terms are loosely defined – if they are …

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It has been a year since I first started working on my relational database. For those who have not been following my journey, I have used my time at the Sherman Centre thus far to construct a relational database that …

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As Matthew Davis explains, a database is useful as a methodological tool because it does not permit ambiguity. This means that all decisions must be documented and justified.[1] To create the schema for my database, I have already made important …

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I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of History and a Graduate Resident at the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. I will be posting throughout the year, so I want to take this opportunity to introduce …

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