Tutorial and Hands-on Sessions will take place on September 10, 9am-12am
Linked Data Generation from Digital Libraries
Knowledge acquisition, modeling and publishing are important in digital libraries with large heterogeneous data sources to construct knowledge-intensive systems for the Semantic Web. Linked Data increases data shareability, extensibility and reusability. However, using Linking Data, as a means to represent knowledge, has proven to be easier said than done! During this tutorial, we will elaborate the importance of semantically annotating data and how existing technologies facilitate the generation of their corresponding Linked Data. We will introduce the [R2]RML, language(s) to generate Linked Data from heterogeneous data and non-Semantic Web experts will annotate their data with the RMLEditor which allows all underlying Semantic Web technologies to be invisible. In the end, participants, independently of their knowledge background, will have model, annotate and publish some Linked Data on their own!
Research the Past Web using Web archives
The Web is the largest source of public information ever built. However, 80% of the web pages disappear or are changed to a different content within 1 year. The main objectives of this tutorial provided by the Arquivo.pt team are to motivate to the pertinence of web archiving, present use cases and share recommendations to create preservable websites for future access. The tutorial introduces tools to create and explore web archives and presents methods and technologies to develop web applications that automatically access and process information preserved in web archives, for instance using the Wayback Machine, Memento Time Travel protocol or the Arquivo.pt API.
Europeana hands-on session
The Europeana REST API allows you to build applications that use the wealth of Europeana collections drawn from the major libraries, museums, archives, and galleries across Europe. The Europeana collections contain over 54 million cultural heritage items, from books and paintings to 3D objects and audiovisual material, that celebrate over 3,500 cultural institutions across Europe. Over the past couple of years, the Europeana REST API has grown beyond its initial scope as set out in September 2011, into a wide range of specialized APIs. At the moment, we offer several APIs that you can use to not only get the most out of Europeana but also to contribute back. This tutorial session will walk you through the wide range of APIs that Europeana now offers, followed by an hands-on session where you will be able to experience first hand what you can do with it.