The timeline of Link-Lives and the major milestones.
The Link-Lives project began in March 2019 and has currently received funding until August 2024. Link-Lives has several milestones to achieve throughout the project period. In the following, you can get an overview of some of the major milestones:
March 2019: Link-Lives: Historical Big Data commences
October 2019: Launch of the website
November 2019: Link-Lives create the first life-course frames used as training data for deep-learning methods.
December 2020: Launch of a beta-version of the search function with 200.000 life-course frames
Spring 2022: Search among 2 million life-course frames from 1787 to 1901 on the website
2022: Completion of the transcription of the censuses of 1921 and 1940
2022-2024: We create life-courses for the time span from 1901 to 1968 in a safe research environment following the data-protection laws
August 2024: Link-Lives ends, but the life-course frames and the website continues and is regularly updated