Linkathon at the VU

2014-04-02 14.20.58During last April 2, CEDAR participated in the great 1st VU Digital History Datathon (notice the difference with a hackathon). The goal of the day was to sit together with the many people applying Linked Data principles to historical datasets at the VU and its sorroundings, in order to:

  • Get a clear picture of the different datasets, and the way they may be linked
  • Produce as many  links between these datasets as possible

Victor de Boer, with support from Chris Dijkshoorn, Niels Ockeloen and Albert Meroño, organized the day. Victor taught the audience on the basics of RDF linking, while the other participants described their datasets and found meaningful potential links.

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At the end of the datathon, the following sets of links where produced:

Obviously, the last two sets are mostly interesting for enriching CEDAR, and they are available here.

You can read more in the blogs of Victor de Boer and Ivo Zandhuis.