Semantic Enrichment of a Multilingual Archive with Linked Open Data

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De Wilde , M & Hengchen , S 2017 , ' Semantic Enrichment of a Multilingual Archive with Linked Open Data ' , Digital Humanities Quarterly , vol. 11 , no. 4 . < http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/11/4/000328/000328.html >

Title: Semantic Enrichment of a Multilingual Archive with Linked Open Data
Author: De Wilde, Max; Hengchen, Simon
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Digital Humanities
Date: 2017
Language: eng
Belongs to series: Digital Humanities Quarterly
ISSN: 1938-4122
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/233900
Abstract: This paper introduces MERCKX, a Multilingual Entity/Resource Combiner & Knowledge eXtractor. A case study involving the semantic enrichment of a multilingual archive is presented with the aim of assessing the relevance of natural language processing techniques such as named-entity recognition and entity linking for cultural heritage material. In order to improve the indexing of historical collections, we map entities to the Linked Open Data cloud using a language-independent method. Our evaluation shows that MERCKX outperforms similar tools on the task of place disambiguation and linking, achieving over 80% precision despite lower recall scores. These results are encouraging for small and medium-size cultural institutions since they demonstrate that semantic enrichment can be achieved with limited resources.
Subject: 6121 Languages
6160 Other humanities
113 Computer and information sciences
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