CSH Webtalk by Majid Benam: “Seshat from a Data Science Perspective”

Dec 10, 2021 | 15:0016:00

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This talk will be presented by CSH scientist Majid Benam on Dec 10, 2021 at 3PM (CET) via Zoom.


If you would like to attend, please send an email to office@csh.ac.at.


Title: Seshat from a Data Science Perspective



Seshat aims to build the most comprehensive body of knowledge about human history in one place. In this talk, I will explain the workflow involved in using the Seshat Databank, from a Data Science perspective.

I will also talk about the main concepts of database management, data cleaning, and how we extract knowledge from Seshat Databank. In order to make Seshat more available to all interested individuals around the world, we plan to build more user-friendly interfaces, where Seshat RAs, Seshat experts, and even the general public can communicate with the data efficiently. In this regard, I will talk about the basics of data models, SQL, Jupyter Notebook, Django, etc. and how we are using these tools in Seshat publications as well as our future database and website.

One of our goals is to go beyond traditional database management systems towards graph databases, and in that front, we are in close collaboration with TerminusDB. As this is a skillup webinar, I will also talk about some other tools that I find interesting, such as Trello and Notion.


Dec 10, 2021


Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Josefstaedter Straße 39
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