May 26, 2022

British Library Labs Competition 2016 Announces Finalists

From BL Labs:

The annual Competition looks for transformative project ideas which use the British Library’s digital collections and data in new and exciting ways.

After much deliberation and a strong number of entries this year, BL Labs is excited to introduce the BL Labs Competition (2016) finalists and their two projects:

Black Abolitionist Performances and their Presence in Britain
By Hannah-Rose Murray, PhD student with the Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham.


SherlockNet: Using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) to automatically tag and caption the British Library Flickr collection
By Brian Do (MD student at Harvard University/MIT, Massachusetts), Luda Zhao and Karen Wang (Masters students in Computer Science at Stanford University, California).

Direct to info about each finalist and list/links to British Library Labs Competition winners (2013-2015) can be found here. 

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