Historians scanned tens of thousands of newspaper pages from a small region in Europe in order to understand how it changes around the First World War
Lost corner of Austrian Empire rediscovered with the help of artificial intelligence - science news in brief

Have you heard of the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca? Probably not! It was a small part of the Austrian empire, now a border region divided between Italy and Slovenia. Not much is known about the recent history of this place, so in order to study it, scientists investigated 47,000 pages of newspapers published here between 1873 and 1914. To do such an enormous job they employed artificial intelligence to automatically scan the pages and extract the individual stories of thousands of people. The study provides insights into the collective trends of the population just before the First World War, during the final years of the Empire.

Read the full story: University of Bristol
Scientific publication: Historical Methods