Chronicling America Announces Newspaper Navigator

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Source: Library of Congress

Announcement from the Library of Congress and Chronicling America:

May 14, 2020

Last week the Library of Congress Labs team shared some exciting news about the first phase of the Newspaper Navigator project. Led by Ben Lee, Innovator-in-Residence at the Library of Congress, Newspaper Navigator uses machine learning techniques to extract visual content such as photographs, illustrations, maps, and cartoons from the 16+ million pages in Chronicling America.

Read more about the project on the Signal Blog and consult Ben’s repo, which includes code, a whitepaper, and demos, all available without restriction. Stay up to date on the project by visiting the  Newspaper Navigator project page. 

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    1. Chronicling America is free. I see no reason why the new Navigator will not be free.

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