SWIB14 - Dan Scott - schema.org: machine-readable cataloguing for the open web

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The schema.org vocabulary was created by the major search engines (Bing, Google Yahoo!, and Yandex) in 2011 to provide a common means of expressing metadata about popular search topics such as events, people, and products. While schema.org was enthusiastically adopted by web sites hoping for enhanced search results and rankings, libraries have more cautiously integrated the vocabulary. This session examines efforts to use schema.org to provide access points for library resources in major...

SWIB14 - Markus Krötzsch - Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledge Base

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Wikidata, the free knowledge base of Wikipedia, is one of the largest collections of human-authored structured information that are freely available on the Web. It is curated by a unique community of tens of thousands of editors who contribute in up to 400 different languages. Data is stored in a language-independent way, so that most users can access information in their native language. To support plurality, Wikidata uses a rich content model that gives up on the idea that the world can be...

SWIB14 - Valentine Charles / JulianeWhen - Semantics support Multilingual Access to Digital Cultural Heritage

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For Europeana, the platform for Europe’s digital cultural heritage from libraries, museums and archives, multilingual access is one priority. Breaking down language barriers is an ongoing challenge with many facets as Europeana provides content coming from 36 different countries serving users across the world. For Europeana, multilingual access does not only mean the translation of the interface, but also comprises retrieving, browsing and understanding documents in languages the users do...

SWIB14 - Christoph Böhme / Michael Büchner - Entity Facts - A light-weight authority data service

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Entity Facts - A light-weight authority data service Christoph Böhme / Michael Büchner Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Germany / Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, Germany Abstract The German National Library has published a new web service called Entity Facts. The main goal of Entity Facts is to provide aggregated information about entities from various sources in a way that makes it easy to present this data to the user. The information provided by Entity Facts is based on the Integrated...

SWIB14 - Martynas Jusevici - Using Graphity Linked Data Platform for Danish newspaper registry.

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Using Graphity Linked Data Platform for Danish newspaper registry. From printed books to Linked Data Martynas Jusevicius / Dziugas Tornau UAB Linked Data (Lithuania) / Semantic Web (Denmark), UAB Linked Data (Lithuania) Abstract Danish Newspapers is a registry of newspapers with historical and factual metadata records. Three printed volumes with metadata about danish newspaper publishing were scanned and text optically recognized, marking it up using TEI XML schema. The XML was...

SWIB14 - Kerstin Diwisch / Bernhard Thull - Applying a Dublin Core application profile to the digital Pina Bausch

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Applying a Dublin Core application profile to the digital Pina Bausch archive for ontology population management and data presentation purposes Kerstin Diwisch / Bernhard Thull Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany Abstract In recent years, it has become common practice in Linked Data application development to utilize application profiles for describing and constraining metadata and structure of these applications. Description Set Profiles (DSP), as proposed by the Dublin Core Metadata...