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.
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.