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    Sunset dinner for delegates at the Island of San Servolo

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    The church cloister, courtesy of San Servolo – Metropolitan Services of Venice

    The church cloister, courtesy of San Servolo – Metropolitan Services of Venice

    The Island of San Servolo is composed of a large architectural complex and a lovely park. The island was a monastic seat for a thousand years, then it housed psychiatric patients until the hospital’s closing following the psychiatric reform of 1978. Its first settlement dates back to the 17th century, when a group of Benedictine monks took refuge on the narrow and marshy island. In 1647, the complex was given to a group of Benedictine, Dominican and Franciscan nuns from the island of Candia. Next, the Senate of the Venetian Republic decided to use the Island of San Servolo to house the many injured who fled the clashes with the Turks. Medical services were provided by the Padri Ospedalieri di San Giovanni di Dio, now known as Fatebenefratelli. From that time on, the island’s history became closely linked with the authorities’ attitude toward disabling illnesses in general, and mental illness in particular.
    The Province of Venezia, now known as the Metropolitan City of Venice, retained ownership of the island. In the 1990s, it began an architectural recovery programme to protect and promote it through its in-house company, San Servolo – Servizi Metropolitani di Venezia.

    Our Sponsored Dinner will take place on the Island of San Servolo, on Wednesday, at 7:30 pm.

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    Session Proposals: Open

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    What about linked open data (LOD) is on your mind?

    Is there a session you want to lead or join in on when we gather at the Cini Foundation?

    Why get in early with a session proposal?

    To share your INSPIRATION, PERSPIRATION, and IMAGINATION.

    Venezia by gnuckx https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnuckx/5022263411/ CC0

    Venezia by gnuckx CC0

    If the answer to any of the following questions is in the affirmative then maybe it is time to submit a session proposal.

    • Do you have a wonderful, crazy LOD idea burning in your thoughts?
    • Are you dazed when looking at integrating persistent identifiers into your LOD?
    • Should disambiguation and sameAs relationships ever be linked together in the same sentence?
    • Have you been using LOD to help you answer a research question and you have a ton of insight to share?
    • Are you using LOD to breakdown data silos for resource discovery?
    • Is there a LOD project challenge you would like more people involved in?

     

    Here’s the more plain-speaking answer:

    A session proposal lays out for the whole LODLAM community (including delegates at the Summit) questions and opportunities that might be of interest.  At the Summit it is possible for delegates to share ideas and problem solve as we network and as we go into breakouts.  Signalling ahead by sketching out a session proposal before and during the summit, has been a useful way for people share their complex technical problems, data-obsessions, semantic conundrums, and what happens in our collective imagination.

    Delegates that have set up their profiles on the website can post a session now.  If you are delegate and you haven’t gotten around to this, or need a little help, please be in touch: LODLAM2017 [at] gmail [dot] com

     

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    Venice Biennale 2017!

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    Robert Rauschenberg, Catch (Urban Bourbon), 1993. Collection Aros Art Museum, Denmark © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

    R.Rauschenberg, Catch (Urban Bourbon), 1993. Collection Aros Art Museum, Denmark © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

    Hey LODLAM delegates, you might like to take a look at the Venice Biennale 2017 before or after the Summit!

    The 57th International Art Exhibition is open (and you can download the map!).

    There are 86 nations participating with exhibitions in the historic pavilions in the Giardini at the Arsenale – and – in the historic city centre of Venice.

    Here, dear delegates, following, you can find the links to websites published by many of your own countries, showing artworks in the Biennale exhibitions.  Moreover on May 5th the Financial Times published a “what to see at the Venice Biennale 2017”.  Among the exhibitions recommended that are part of the Venice Biennale, the FT suggests checking out the Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol at the Giorgio Cini Foundation!  Right on the doorstep of where we will all be gathering to talk about linked open data, cultural heritage, and digital humanities.

    The Art News goes a little deeper describing all the exhibitions opening in June at the Cini Foundation.

    The international pavilions:

    We suggest also having a quick scan of The Guardian review on Venice Biennale 2017

    On display, until November 26th, outside the Ca’Sagredo Hotel in Venice, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn‘s wonderful “Support” sculpture featuring two large hands emerging from the Grand Canal for the Venice art biennale 2017. The massive sculpture aims to make a statement on the effects of global warming.

    Plenty of great art to take in, while you’re at the international 2017 LODLAM Summit in Venice!

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    Fishing in the Data Ocean

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    Title: Fishing in the Data Ocean
    Team: Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures (ASCDC)


    Short description:

    The TaiUC (Taiwan Digital Archives Union Catalogue), similar to the Europeana, an online portal with over 5 million digital objects, has collected digitized objects over the past 15 years from more than 100 libraries, archives, museums, academic institutions, and government agencies in the whole Taiwan, such as the National Central Library, Academia Historica and National Palace Museum. The collection includes books, newspapers, artworks, photos, specimen and sounds. Most of the metadata and content are in Chinese and Asia Culture oriented. Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures (ASCDC) is now in charge of the sustainable operation. The presentation aims to report how we adopt Lined Open Data (LOD) approach to publish these structure data, in the light of the Fish Datasets in our first stage of LOD project, to make metadata and its digital objects get connected with related resources in the world.

    179 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5179 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5179 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5179 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5179 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5 (179 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5)
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    City-Zen

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    Title: City-Zen
    Team: Alex C. Olivieri, Shaban Shabani, Maria Sokhn, Basma Makhlouf


    Short description
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    City-Zen is an interactive spatio-temporal knowledge-browsing platform that aims to valorise cultural heritages. Considering the explosive growth of information, data and knowledge sharing can ensure valuable interdisciplinary applications. While many organizations propose relevant data sets, they are hardly accessed, analysed and reused because of the formats inconsistency and the inappropriate information browsing and visualization. The goal of the project is to valorise the existing cultural heritage through a citizen centric design platform. The use case of this project involves a user willing to discover the history of a region and to embark in a cultural journey in the past.

    146 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5146 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5146 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5146 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5146 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5 (146 votes, average: 4.18 out of 5)
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    TrinkerMedia

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    Title: TrinkerMedia
    Team: Javier Pereda

    Short description:

    This interface facilitates the creation of queries that normally require a high level of complexity, by making the most of user’s embodied cognition. While the back engine of this tool works with Europeana Aggregated Fields as well as diverse Parser Syntax to connect ideas through JavaScript and JQuery, the user gets to create intricate queries to explore the digital collections in a simple and engaging environment, reducing substantially the difficulties that usually accompany querying languages and large datasets. The objects used in the interface are paper models that can be printed and built by users, encouraging creation and co-creation.

    92 votes, average: 4.11 out of 592 votes, average: 4.11 out of 592 votes, average: 4.11 out of 592 votes, average: 4.11 out of 592 votes, average: 4.11 out of 5 (92 votes, average: 4.11 out of 5)
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    Telemeta

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    Title: Telemeta
    Team: Guillaume Pellerin Thomas Fillon Joséphine Simonnot Aude Da-Cruz-Lima Anas Ghrab (Tunisie)

    Short description:

    Since 2007, French ethnomusicologists and Parisson Company have joined their efforts to develop a collaborative web platform for managing and improve access to 40.000 digitized sound archives from the CNRS-Musée de l’Homme collections (http://archives.crem-cnrs.fr/). Today, 23.000 folk music recordings are on free access. This Multimedia Asset Management System is able to produce various visualizations, time-based annotations, semantic segmentation, in order to involve the local communities and the users.

    9 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 59 votes, average: 3.56 out of 5 (9 votes, average: 3.56 out of 5)
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    Tag The Web

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    Title: Tag The Web
    Team: Jerry Fernandes Medeiros, Bernardo Pereira Nunes


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    The main purpose of this project is to create a universal classification on the Web based on the common sense rather than on a traditional classification system created by domain experts. That is, we believe it is easier to an ordinary user access and retrieve information from a Web created by people to people rather than by experts. The proposed method is a general purpose classification that is able to classify any text-based content on the Web, for instance, from scientific articles to even tweets. At the current stage, the proposed method is able to classify any content in English and can be accessed at http://www.TagTheWeb.com.br.

    84 votes, average: 4.44 out of 584 votes, average: 4.44 out of 584 votes, average: 4.44 out of 584 votes, average: 4.44 out of 584 votes, average: 4.44 out of 5 (84 votes, average: 4.44 out of 5)
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    Annif

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    Title: Annif
    Team: Osma Suominen

     

    Short description:

    Annif is a statistical automated indexing tool for libraries, archives and museums. After feeding it a SKOS vocabulary and existing openly available metadata from the Finna search engine, it knows how to assign subjects for new documents. It also has a REST API and a mobile web app that can analyze physical documents such as books. With Annif, we can add semantics to documents in three languages using our own indexing vocabulary. If we win, we will make it easier for everyone to turn their existing metadata into a corpus and use it to perform automated subject indexing.

    Country: Finland

    22 votes, average: 4.36 out of 522 votes, average: 4.36 out of 522 votes, average: 4.36 out of 522 votes, average: 4.36 out of 522 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5 (22 votes, average: 4.36 out of 5)
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    ResearchSpace

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    Title: ResearchSpace
    Team: Dominic Oldman

    Short description:

    ResearchSpace is an extensible collaborative research environment based exclusively on Linked Data but using the CIDOC CRM to provide the context and meaning required for scholarly knowledge building. ResearchSpace uses knowledge representation rather than cataloguing standards to help humanities researchers describe a far wider range of knowledge and provide a platform not just for reference but which can support digital research. The method of representation is independent of the software so data can be exported and preserved without loss of meaning. Tools include, Semantic Web search and faceting, Semantic Narratives, IIIF integration, clipboards supporting custom datasets and ontology based visualisation.

    Country: United Kingdom

    47 votes, average: 4.34 out of 547 votes, average: 4.34 out of 547 votes, average: 4.34 out of 547 votes, average: 4.34 out of 547 votes, average: 4.34 out of 5 (47 votes, average: 4.34 out of 5)
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