Faces extracted from Trove newspaper photographs

2015-06-07T08:19:51Z (GMT) by Tim Sherratt
<p>This is a collection of faces extracted from digitised newspapers available through http://trove.nla.gov.au.</p> <p>Photographs were harvested from the newspapers using the Trove API. OpenCV2 was used to extract faces from the photographs.</p> <p>The filenames of the faces include important contextual information. for example:</p> <p>18950209-460-139706071-1.jpg</p> <p>This filename contains four fields separated by hyphens.</p> <p><strong>18950209</strong> – date the original newspaper article was published. In this case 1895–02–09 in ISO format, or 9 February 1895.</p> <p><strong>460</strong> – the Trove identifier for the newspaper in which the article was published. By appending this to a Trove url you can retrieve more information via the web interface or API:</p> <p>web – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-title460</p> <p>API – http://api.trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/title/460?key=[your API key]</p> <p><strong>139706071</strong> – the Trove identifier for the article. By appending this to a Trove url you can retrieve more information via the web interface or API:</p> <p>web – http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139706071</p> <p>API – http://api.trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/139706071?key=[your API key]</p> <p><strong>1</strong> – the index of the face extracted from the article.</p> <p>You can also explore the same dataset using my Face API.</p> <p>Tim Sherratt (@wragge) tim@discontents.com.au 7 June 2015</p>