Digital tools & workbenches

The HASS DEVL project aims to brings together fragmented data, tools and services into a shared workspace. The project will prototype digital tools and a digital workbench environment that brings existing tools and RnD together into a central digital space. The workbench environment will be developed to enable the HASS community to publish their own digital workbenches and processes (recipes).

The three digital tools/platforms of interest in the project are:

  1. Text Analysis (Voyant Tools) – The Voyant workbench is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It’s designed to make it easy for you to work with your own text or collection of texts in a variety of formats, including plain text, HTML, XML, PDF, RTF, and MS Word. You can also work with an existing collection of texts like Shakespeare.
  2. Transcription (DIGIVOL) – The Atlas of Living Australia, in collaboration with the Australian Museum, developed DigiVol to harness the power of online volunteers to digitise biodiversity data that is locked up in biodiversity collections, field notebooks and survey sheets.
  3. Georeferencing (Aurin) – Aurin is a suite of open-source tools, covering spatial and statistical modelling, planning and visualisation (the AURIN Workbench). AURIN aims to provide urban and built environment researchers with access to diverse sources of data, data integration capabilities, and an e-research capability for interrogating those data.