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Publication . 2019

Enriching Wikidata with Cultural Heritage Data from the COURAGE Project

Ghazal Faraj; András Micsik;
Published: 01 Jan 2019
Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Creating links manually between large datasets becomes an extremely tedious task. Although the linked data production is growing massively, the interconnecting needs improvement. This paper presents our work regarding detecting and extending links between Wikidata and COURAGE entities with respect to cultural heritage data. The COURAGE project explored the methods for cultural opposition in the socialist era (cc. 1950–1990), highlighting the variety of alternative cultural scenes that flourished in Eastern Europe before 1989. We describe our methods and results in discovering common entities in the two datasets, and our solution for automating this task. Furthermore, it is shown how it was possible to enrich the data in Wikidata and to establish new, bi-directional connections between COURAGE and Wikidata. Hence, the audience of both databases will have a more complete view of the matched entities.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Computer science Courage World Wide Web Cultural heritage Linked data Socialism Opposition (planets) Task (project management) Data science Variety (cybernetics) media_common.quotation_subject media_common

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Cultural Opposition: Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 692919
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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