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Semantic Web Meetup NYC 31 May 2012

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This presentation was given at the SemWeb meetup in NYC on 31 May 2012. For more info: http://www.meetup.com/semweb-25/

This presentation was given at the SemWeb meetup in NYC on 31 May 2012. For more info: http://www.meetup.com/semweb-25/

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  • 1. Agora: interpretation & representation of historical events online Lora Aroyo31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 2. Thank you • The Agora research team: Chiel van den Akker,  Lourens van der Meij, Marieke van Erp, Susan Lêgene, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Guus Schreiber, Roxane Segers & Bob Wielinga • The CH partners: Johan Oomen & Geertje Jacobs • The Semantics of History team: Piek Vossen & Agata CybulskaThursday, May 31, 12
  • 3. 7/4/11 VenueThursday, May 31, 12
  • 4. Observations • Amount of cultural heritage data made available online has increased dramatically & single objects often lose their context and meaning • Metadata differ in quality & it is not easy for users to find what they are looking for31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 5. what many do step 1: object metadata enrichment7 Dec 2011 DISH2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 6. 7 December 2011 DISH2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 7. Introducing Links mili<a place:  Amsterdam,   1625  to  1650 studentOf:   Pieter  Lastman   self-­‐portrait teacherOf:   style:  Baroque Gerrit  Dou The  Night  Watch7 December 2011 DISH2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 8. Networked Heritage ? 7/4/11 MW2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 9. what we did step 2: enrichment with events7 Dec 2011 DISH2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 10. Extracting Events • objects (digitized artworks and artifacts) • events (concrete particulars) • entities (actors, locations, periods) • narratives (organization of events)31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 11. date VenueThursday, May 31, 12
  • 12. were present at… date VenueThursday, May 31, 12
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  • 14. Location is... date VenueThursday, May 31, 12
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  • 16. role is… date VenueThursday, May 31, 12
  • 17. date VenueThursday, May 31, 12
  • 18. 31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 19. New Links 7/4/11 MW2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 20. what we did further step 3: generation of historical narratives7 Dec 2011 DISH2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 21. Bringing Context • What happened before/after? • Who does what, when, and where? • All bomb attacks in the 1950s • In what events did Indonesia participate? • ‘Grand narratives’7 December 2011 DISH2011Thursday, May 31, 12
  • 22. 31 May 2012 VenueThursday, May 31, 12
  • 23. The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army31 May 2012 VenueThursday, May 31, 12
  • 24. Semantic Search • suggesting relevant/related events of interest, e.g., in the same location, with the same actor, during a related period • finding related stories/narratives of interest • based on current interests in events finding artworks in different collections by the same creator, or on similar events31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 25. Digital Hermeneutics the online understanding of cultural heritage31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 26. Digital Hermeneutics* • theory of interpretation: relation parts of wholes • encounter of hermeneutics & the Web • context to think about providing access to and interpretation of online collections *Capurro, 201031 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 27. http://agora.cs.vu.nl http://agora.cs.vu.nl/demo @agoraproject @laroyo31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12
  • 28. http://agora.cs.vu.nl http://agora.cs.vu.nl/demo @agoraproject @laroyo31 May 2012 Semantic Web Meetup NYCThursday, May 31, 12

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