A Linked Open Data service and portal for pre-modern manuscript research

Eero Hyvönen, Esko Ikkala, Jouni Tuominen, Mikko Koho, Toby Burrows, Lynn Ransom, Hanno Wijsman

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This paper presents a Linked Open Data publishing model for aggregating data from heterogeneous, distributed pre-modern manuscript databases into a global, harmonized data model and service. Our research hypothesis is that on top of the global data service based on ontologies and well-defined semantics, tools and applications can be created for solving novel research problems in manuscript studies using Digital Humanities methods. First results in implementing such a system in the international Mapping Manuscript Migrations project are described with lessons learned discussed in dealing with complex and imperfect historical data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings (2019)
PublisherCentral Europe Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS)
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 4th conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 5 Mar 20198 Mar 2019


ConferenceDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 4th conference
OtherThe 4th conference of the association of Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN) will be held at the University of Copenhagen March 6–8, 2019. The DHN conferences aim to provide an overview of research, education and communication about the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities. In 2019, the conference seeks to extend the scope of digital humanities research covered, both into new areas, as well as beyond the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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