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Sep 07 2017

Underneath the E-Sylum Hood

The E-Sylum is a weekly e-publication covering general numismatics with an emphasis on American numismatics, books, and scholarly publications (subscribe at https://lists.capalon.com/lists/listinfo/esylum). The Newman Portal incorporates most of the E-Sylum content from 1998, and we are developing tools to keep our copy in sync with each new issue. Washington University computer science student Dongyao Ling is creating Python software to webscrape the E-Sylum archive site (http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum.html). This is an exciting project that will add not only E-Sylum articles, but also the E-Sylum's 23,000+ images to the NNP image database, where they will be searchable based on related E-Sylum text. We additionally thank Washington University computer science student Vignesh Sivaram for his assistance with this project.
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