The focus of this challenge is to take the raw data and build new applications or tools aimed at exploring, understanding, analyzing or enriching the historical news. It is encouraged to create novel interfaces and/or make use of machine learning or artificial intelligence techniques. Some ideas related to digitized newspaper data might include:
- Visually explore hundreds or thousands of digitized pages in a user-friendly way.
- Find and recommend similar articles, advertisements, illustrations.
- Enrich the full text using Named Entity Recognition (NER) or similar techniques.
While competing in this challenge, participants should keep the following points in mind: how to help researchers or historians answer precise historical questions and how the general public can benefit from it, as well.