Below you can find a list of my published work, datasets and code.
Brandsen, A. (2022). Digging in documents: using text mining to access the hidden knowledge in Dutch archaeological excavation reports. PhD Dissertation, Leiden University. DOI: hdl.handle.net/1887/3274287
Brandsen, A., Verberne, S., Lambers, K., & Wansleeben, M. (2021). Can BERT Dig It? - Named Entity Recognition for Information Retrieval in the Archaeology Domain. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. DOI: 10.1145/3497842
Brandsen, A., & Lippok, F. (2021). A burning question - Using an intelligent grey literature search engine to change our views on early medieval burial practices in the Netherlands. Journal of Archaeological Science, 133. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105456
Brandsen, A., Verberne, S., Wansleeben, M., & Lambers, K. (2020). Creating a Dataset for Named Entity Recognition in the Archaeology Domain. Proceedings of The 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 4573-4577. Link: aclweb.org/anthology/2020.lrec-1.562.pdf
Brandsen, A., Lambers, K., Verberne, S., & Wansleeben, M. (2019). User Requirement Solicitation for an Information Retrieval System Applied to Dutch Grey Literature in the Archaeology Domain. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology, 2(1), 21-30. DOI: 10.5334/jcaa.33
Paijmans, H., & Brandsen, A. (2010). Searching in archaeological texts: Problems and solutions using an artificial intelligence approach. PalArch's Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 7(2), 1-6.
Paijmans, H., & Brandsen, A. (2009). What is in a Name: Recognizing Monument Names from Free-Text Monument Descriptions. In M. G. J. van Erp, J. H. Stehouwer, & M. van Zaanen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th Annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (Benelearn) (pp. 2-6).
Brandsen, A. (2021). Archaeological entities and timespans extracted from all archaeology documents available in DANS EASY in 2017. DANS. DOI: 10.17026/dans-zcs-7b72
Brandsen, A. (2020). alexbrandsen/archaeo-document-classification-dataset: Second version. DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.4115747
Brandsen, A. (2019). alexbrandsen/dutch-archaeo-NER-dataset: First version. Zenodo Repository. DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.3544544
Most code can be found on my GitHub, but here are some highlights:
Verschoof-van der Vaart, W., & Brandsen, A. (2020). Boundingbox Localizer Tool (BLT) - Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg version. Zenodo Repository. DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.3888053
Brandsen, A. (2019). alexbrandsen/joint-disease-tool: A HTML/JS based tool that interactively guides the user through a number of questions, ending in a specific pathology diagnosis. GitHub Repository.
Brandsen, A. (2018). alexbrandsen/archaeo-CRF: Version 0.1 of Archaeo CRF. Zenodo Repository. DOI: 10.5281/ZENODO.1238861
I am part of a number of groups that deserve sharing, here's a list!
CAA NL/FL. I am the outreach officer for CAA Netherlands/Flanders, the Dutch chapter of the International CAA. We promote computational approaches in archaeology, and organise a yearly meeting with presentations by members.
Digital Archaeology Group. Together with Wouter Verschoof-van der Vaart and Marina Gavryuskina, we organise monthly lectures on digital archaeology, and provide a space where researchers can present and discuss their work in an informal setting.
DAWN. I am part of the organisation of Digital Archaeology Workshops Netherlands/Flanders (DAWN), where we organise yearly workshops on digital archaeology topics.
I like to make stuff and tinker with things, here you can find some examples of my side projects!
I design and print all sorts of objects, below is a selection of my recent prints. Some of these are designs by other people, and some I have designed myself, such as the sloth keyhanger, Walouija board and Tray-buchet (dice tray with integrated catapult).
I sell some of these items on Etsy.