What are recipes?

In the same way people learn to cook using recipes (there are ingredients, instructions, utensils, and tips on techniques) the recipes on Tinker are created to show HASS researchers how data can be processed and curated using data and tools provided.

Recipes include high level steps, specific techniques that are involved in processing and transforming data, and may also include working examples that can be repeated (to aid with learning).  The idea behind developing and publishing data extraction, cleaning and processing recipes is to guide researchers interested in extending their data processing skills and reuse or vary the recipes, or develop their own.  

Recipes are created to illustrate what is possible and they range in the technical skill level needed (and include a mix of data curation practices and transformation techniques).  

Recipe development

The recipes have arisen out of data transformation and curation processes to generate three reference datasets for easy reuse by humanities, arts and social science researchers through data access platforms connected to the workbench.  By publishing the data curation and transformation steps openly it is possible for those processes to be scrutinised, repeated and adjusted depending on the needs of the researcher. 

If you want to add to or contribute new recipes contact us.

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Recipe Home page Visualisations Text Analysis Geo Transcription Graph Map Named Entity Recognition Script based Geo Referencing Graphical User Interface Geo Referencing Image to Text Transcription Digivol From the Page

Recipe book

  1. Getting started with Transcription – From The Page is a simple transcription system for individual researchers or small research teams.
  2. Getting started with Text (and Voyant)
  3. Handwriting to Visualisation – Using  From the Page to transcribe images of handwritten text and visualise places on a map.
  4. Handwriting to Visualisation – Using Digivol to transcribe images of handwritten text and visualise places on a map.
  5. Georeferencing addresses – Using AURIN to geocoding street addresses 
  6. Georeferencing boundaries – Joining a spreadsheet with ABS boundaries
  7. How to use an OAI-PMH API with Python.
  8. Working with Regular Expressions
  9. Dates of Naturalisation – Bar graph

Ready to try an Interactive recipe?

The Tinker team has prepared a number of interactive Python notebooks that can be accessed from Tinker Studio and the Tinker GitHub repository.