Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:30
Victor De Boer


MusicKG: Representations of sound and music in the Middle Ages as Linked Open Data

Web is one of the main ways of accessing knowledge in cultural heritage. Recently, several projects in digital humanities have emerged; however only a few are specialized in musicology. In this paper, we present MusicKG, a multilingual knowledge graph about medieval musicology and musical iconography. A specific ontology has been designed to integrate data from several musicology databases such as Musicatallis, Vitrail, or Romane.

Extracting Literal Assertions for DBpedia from Wikipedia Abstracts

Knowledge Graph completion deals with the addition of missing facts to knowledge graphs. While quite a few approaches exist for type and link prediction in knowledge graphs, the addition of literal values (also called instance or entity attributes) is not very well covered in the literature. In this paper, we present an approach for extracting numerical and date literal values from Wikipedia abstracts. We show that our approach can add 643k additional literal values to DBpedia at a precision of about 95%.

Coding da Vinci - The Winners

Coding da Vinci is the first German open cultural data hackathon. Founded in Berlin in 2014, Coding da Vinci brings cultural heritage institutions together with the hacker & designer community to develop ideas and prototypes for the cultural sector and for the public. Whilst a classic hackathon offers its participants only a short time frame - typically a weekend - to develop software applications, Coding da Vinci runs for a total of at least 6 weeks.