This workshop will introduce participants to Linked Data, a key semantic web technology, and its uses in the digital humanities. Through examples of Linked Data websites and applications, we will explore how Linked Data is being used by individual digital humanities scholars, by organisations such as the BBC and the Central Statistics Office, and by cultural heritage institutions worldwide. We will make comparisons to other approaches to structuring data (including markup and metadata approaches such as TEI and XML) and discuss best practices for creating and reusing Linked Data (such as the importance of identifiers and standard vocabularies). Participants will also be introduced to tools for creating and exploring Linked Data. The workshop will also include a hands-on exercise in creating Linked Data.
Linked Data in the Digital Humanities was a Skills Workshop
part of Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities
Presenters: Jodi Schneider and Michael Hausenblas
with support from
Stefan Decker, Nuno Lopes, and Bahareh Heravi
all of the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland Galway