What is the DHI?
- The DHI’s mission is to support the innovative use of technology and computation in arts and humanities research as a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination.
- We are a team of research software engineers, project managers and researchers who specialise in delivering technology projects of any size in the arts and humanities.
- We work with university academics and researchers, as well as professionals in the heritage, culture and information industries, across the UK and internationally.
- Since the DHI was created in the early 1990s we have delivered 121 externally funded research projects, collaborated with 125 external partners, and received grants from 39 funders.
- During that time we have developed over 60 publicly accessible online resources which we continue to host and maintain.
- The DHI hosts a data service which enables users to download, share and re-use many of it project's datasets under Creative Commons licenses.
- The DHI also runs taught masters degrees in digital culture and cultural data management.
What does the DHI do?
The DHI provides a range of services for its clients:
- We support the development of research funding proposals through our grant writing service.
- We provide technical and computational support on projects.
- And we host and maintain online research resources and data over the longer term.
We use a wide range of technologies and methods, depending on the client’s requirements:
- From database development and computational ontologies, to natural language processing and computational linguistics.
- From data visualisation and 3D, to user-centred design and mobile apps.
This has resulted in the DHI developing a diverse portfolio of digital products and tools, for example:
- Digitised crime records.
- Interactive maps of Italian cinema memories.
- Scholarly editions of Tudor letters.
- Data visualisations of medieval aliens.
- Linguistic algorithms for extracting meaning from human discourse.
- And even a citizen science platform for annotating 3D models of bird beaks.