The border for High North?


Please give us feedback on where we should draw the borderline for High North Research Documents.

We need to draw a geographic borderline, to define what is meant by the High North. Documents related to areas, and topics of relevance to areas north of the line, are included in the database. We are currently using a slightly modified borderline definition from The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) – one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. However, we have received feedback from Canada advising us to draw our borderline farther south. And we may need to adjust the line for other regions as well.

The High North border

We therefore invite you to have a closer look at the map with the current High North borderline (click on the map to get a large image), and give us feedback including arguments for adjustments you want us to implement.

The extraction process

High North Research Documents extracts all relevant documents through a simple but intelligent text mining algorithm. The extraction process is mostly done automatically, but does also involve a manual control.

Our last update resulted in 151 085 automatically extracted records and 5158 we will have to manually control for high North relevance. This work is now in progress and the accepted records will be included in our September update. A preliminary result shows an acceptance rate of 33 %.