Important project in Digital Humanities: Using Data Link Study of History

"Verrijkt Koninkrijk" (which translates something like "rich kingdom") is a major project being undertaken in the field of Digital Humanities, specifically in history. Is the use of Linked Data research, applied to the 14 volumes published by Loe de Jong about the German occupation of the Netherlands (1940-1945). The 18,000 pages of the book, entitled "The Kingdom of the Netherlands during the Second World War", were digitized and put online in 2011. Published between 1969 and 1991, 30 volumes combine the qualities of having been made ​​by an authority in the field and addressing the public in general. It is a work of academic reference required.

The project has two phases: the development of the prototype and the curation of the data. In the first and advanced techniques to collect data on the perception of Jong on the debated issue of "pillaring" ("verzuiling" in Dutch) and group identity using tools. In the second phase, the corpus will be enriched and made available to the research community through the European research platform for digital humanities Clarin.

The institutions in charge of it are: NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD), University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA), Meertens Institute and Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW).
On Friday, March 8, 2013 was held a small "hackathon" Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, in order to motivate students of Computer and Information Sciences building based on RDF linked data available applications in VK Semantic Layer, indices back of the book and the index of names of entities, the latter two in SKOS and linked to external sources.

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