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DIVE+ in Europeana Insight

This months’ edition of Europeana Insight features articles from this year’s LODLAM Challenge finalists, which include the winner: DIVE+. The online article “DIVE+: EXPLORING INTEGRATED LINKED MEDIA” discusses the DIVE+ User studies, data enrichment, exploratory interface and impact on the cultural heritage domain.

The paper was co-authored by Victor de Boer, Oana Inel, Lora Aroyo, Chiel van den Akker, Susane Legene, Carlos Martinez, Werner Helmich, Berber Hagendoorn, Sabrina Sauer, Jaap Blom, Liliana Melgar and Johan Oomen

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NLeSC-Lorentz Center eHumanities Day

On December 14th the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center co-hosted the eHumanities Day at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. The purpose of the event was to introduce researchers from the digital humanities to the funding opportunities and partnering possible with NLeSC and with the Lorentz Center. The day included a keynote presentation, expert panels, pitches on projects that have been running together with NLeSC. During this day, Oana Inel presented the Dive+ project. The talk can be seen below.

National eScience Symposium

On Thursday October 8th 2015, NLeSC welcomed scientists and researchers from all disciplines to the Amsterdam ArenA for the 3rd National eScience Symposium. In the Humanities & Social Sciences track, Oana Inel gave a talk on the Dive+ project , entitled “Open, Connected & Smart Heritage: Towards New Cultural Commons with DIVE+”. This project is supported by the Netherlands eScience Center, and uses CrowdTruth for crowdsourcing events and event-related concepts in historical, cultural heritage data. The talk can be seen below.

Guus Schreiber @ Semantic Digital Humanities Workshop in Oxford, UK

Today, 25th September 2015, Guus Schreiber gave a talk at the “Semantic Digital Humanities” Workshop at St. John’s College, Oxford, UK. Guus shared experiences  and lessons learned from using semantics in a number of cultural heritage projects, e.g. MultimediaN eCulture, CHIP, CHOICE, Agora, etc. He also showed how they impact the advancement of digital humanities field.

Guus Schreiber @ Semantic Digital Humanities, Oxford, UK, 25-27 Sept 2015
Guus Schreiber @ Semantic Digital Humanities, Oxford, UK, 25-27 Sept 2015

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In this digital cultural heritage project, we provide innovative access to heritage objects from heterogeneous online collections. We use historical events and event narratives as a context both for searching and browsing as well as for the presentation of individual and group of objects. Semantics from existing collection vocabularies and linked data vocabularies are used to link objects and the events, people, locations and concepts that are depicted or associated with those objects. An innovative interface allows for browsing this network of data in an intuitive fashion. The main focus in DIVE is to provide support to (1) digital humanities scholars and (2) general audience in their online explorations.