Create automatic narratives about any topic!

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Arquivo.pt provides a new function that allows you to automatically create temporal narratives on any topic.

The “Narrative” functionality, integrated into Arquivo.pt in September 2021, is the result of the collaboration between “Conta-me Histórias”, winner of the Arquivo.pt Award 2018, and Arquivo.pt.

The Conta-me Histórias” (Tell me Stories) project was developed by researchers from the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support (LIAAD – INESCTEC )  and affiliated to the institutions Instituto Politécnico de Tomar – Center for Research in Smart Cities (CI2) ; University of Porto and University of Innsbruck .

How it works?

When a user enters a set of words about a topic in the Arquivo.pt search box and clicks on the “Narrative” button, the user is directed to the “Conta-me Histórias” service, which automatically analyzes the news from 25 websites archived by Arquivo.pt over time and presents a chronology of news related to the topic.

For example, if we search for “Just Bieber” and click on the “Narrative” button (Figure 1), we will be directed to the “Conta-me Histórias” , where we will automatically obtain a narrative of archived news (Figure 2).

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Figure 1: Search results for pages about “Justin Bieber”.

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Figure 2: Narrative of news about “Justin Bieber” from Portuguese news sites preserved by Arquivo.pt generated by the “Conta-me Histórias” service.

Create your narrative now!

“Conta-me Histórias” researches, analyzes and aggregates thousands of results to generate each narrative about a topic. It is recommended to choose descriptive words about well-defined themes, personalities or events to obtain good narratives.

Creating a narrative is useful for researchers, journalists or citizens who want to quickly get an overview of the evolution of a topic along time, thus saving them a lot of time and effort.

Go to Arquivo.pt and try to create a narrative about a theme of your choice.

Tell us about your experience so we can improve the service!

Presentations in the IIPC Web Archiving Conference and RESAW 2021

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Last updated on August 17th, 2021 at 07:35 pm

During the week of 14 to 18 June, three international meetings were held by videoconference with the participation of the Arquivo.pt:

    • International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) – General Assembly – general assembly of the consortium that gathers the Web archiving initiatives around the world
    • Web Archiving Conference 2021 – the most important meeting in the field of Web preservation, where experts share new knowledge and experiences
    • RESAW Conference – meeting of the European RESAW network (Research Infrastructure for the Study of Archived Web Materials) this year in its 4th edition, mainly addressed to the community of researchers from non-technological scientific areas, such as Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Contributions of Arquivo.pt to the international community

Arquivo.pt presented some results of the work developed in the last year, with emphasis on the functionalities that improve the reproduction of the archived contents, such as the “Complete the page”.
Two historical collections were integrated on the Arquivo.pt: the Geocities and the Internet Memory Foundation. Arquivo.pt did special collections about the 2019 European Elections and Covid-19.
The contents of Arquivo.pt are accessible to any researcher regardless of the country they are in and therefore it is a useful service to the international community.

Presentations

  • Arquivo.pt updates 2021: presentation at the IIPC – General Assembly, by Daniel Gomes (Vídeo)
  • Complete the page. 1 minute drop in (presentation at the IIPC – General Assembly “complete the page”), by Daniel Gomes (Slide)
  • A transnational and cross-lingual crawl of the European Parliamentary Elections 2019, by Ivo Branco (Slides, Vídeo)
  • Enhancing access to research the Geocities historical collection, by Pedro Gomes (Slides, Vídeo)
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Complete the page – demo. Slide used in the IIPC 1 minute presentation, at the IIPC General Assembly 2021

New “query suggestions” on Arquivo.pt!

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Arquivo.pt launched a new version, named Caronte, on January 19, 2021.

In this version we improved the query suggestions feature (Did you mean).

Whenever a user enters a query containing a potential error, Arquivo.pt presents a suggestion for an alternative query.

For example, when searching for “now york” you get the suggestion “Did you mean: new york”.

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Figure 1: Example of the query suggest feature by searching the term “now york”

The opening of applications to the Arquivo.pt Award 2021 until the 4th May became also emphasized on the home page.

Help us to improve!

To help us, just search the Arquivo.pt using any device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, tablet).

If you encounter any problem, please contact us!

Remember to always send us the address of the page where you detected the problem.

To know more

We improved the Arquivo.pt interface (Basileus release)

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Last updated on November 17th, 2020 at 07:00 pm

Arquivo.pt launched a new version, called Basileus, on November 11, 2020.

The purpose of this version was to improve the user experience when browsing through the different interfaces of Arquivo.pt.

Adjustments were made at the level of Web design which resulted in greater consistency in the structure of the code, in the graphic aspects and in the interactions, such as colors, fonts and buttons.

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Figure 1: Search and replay interface of Web pages. In the figure, a replay of a Web page from Geocities historical collections on Arquivo.pt.

Help us to improve!

To help us, just search the Arquivo.pt using any device (e.g. laptop, mobile phone, tablet).

If you encounter any problems, please contact us!

Remember to always send the address of the page where you detected the problem.

To know more

Arquivo.pt goes mobile!

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On November 28 2017, Arquivo.pt launched a new version named Afrodite.

The main novelty is the adaptation of user interfaces to mobile devices.

On the other hand, it also enables access to the mobile versions of the preserved sites.

Arquivo.pt began to preserve the mobile web too!

Mobile version of the homepage of Arquivo.pt.

It is now easier to use Arquivo.pt everywhere

Using your mobile phone, try searching for all of the versions that Arquivo.pt preserved from the website of the organization where you worked or studied.

List of preserved versions of a site.

Mobile version of textual search.

Mobile versions of preserved sites can also be accessed.

And more…

Improvements were also made to the desktop user interfaces, including a new responsive footer and a new language selection bar.

The alpha version of a new API was also published to improve the automatic access to the information preserved by Arquivo.pt.

To know more, see the technical details of the new version of Arquivo.pt.

It is very important that you help us to testing this new version!

There are numerous models of mobile devices and we cannot test them all.

We would appreciate if could you spent 1 minute testing this new version using your phone or tablet.

If you notice any problems, we kindly ask you to let us know about it. Please send us also the model of your device and browser you used.

Your contribution is very valuable to guarantee the quality of the service provided to the community.