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  1. timwray

    Challenge Entry : Canvas – Spatial Interaction of our Collections with Linked Open Data

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 17 Liked

    Title: Canvas – Spatial Interaction of our Collections with Linked Open Data

    Team: Canvas

    Short Description

    Using the spatial concepts of landscapes and pathways, I’m experimenting with new ways of visualizing museum collections that entice the curious explorer. My work identifies themes and narratives within collections and showcases the connections that objects have with one another. I’m planning on using Linked Open Data to enrich the collection data-sets : giving greater context to the objects and enriching the connections between them.

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  2. behas

    Challenge Entry: Maphub

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 77 Liked

    Title: Maphub – old maps in globally connected data networks

    Team: Maphub

    Short Description

    Old maps are a record of the past, exposing features people might want to tell stories about. We built Maphub, which is a prototype Web application that enables them to do so by creating annotations on digitized high-resolution historical maps. By semantically tagging regions on the map, users create associations between their annotations and resources in open Web-based data networks. These associations are leveraged to enable multilingual search and to generate overlays of historical maps on modern mapping applications. Contributed annotations are shared on the Web following the W3C Open Annotation specification. Maphub is built on the Linked Data technology stack and a first demo has been setup with the Library of Congress’ historical map collection. The high-level goal of this project is (i) to showcase how existing Linked data can be used and integrated into existing scholarly processes, such as annotations, and (ii) vice-versa, how applications could support users in contributing data and knowledge to broader, open data and knowledge networks.

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  3. Ricardo Alonso Maturana

    Challenge Entry: Mismuseos.net, Art After Technology

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    Voting closed 9 May, 2013. 229 Liked

    Title: Mismuseos.net: Art After Technology (putting cultural data to work).

    Team: MisMuseos

     

    Short description:

    The main goal of Mismuseos.net is to present a case of exploitation of Linked Data for the G.L.A.M. community through innovative end-user applications built on GNOSS, a semantic and social software platform. Mismuseos.net is a free access semantic online solution for end-users that allows them to find and discover museums-related content, and also reach some related external information thanks to the correlation with other datasets. We currently have collections of seven Spanish museums, where users can browse over 15,000 pieces of art and 2,650 artists. The featured applications are: faceted searches, enriched contexts and navigation through graphs. The search engine enables aggregated searches by different facets and summarization of results for each successive search.

    Mismuseos.net obtains the information about cultural goods from the Europeana dataset and the online collections of public Spanish Museums. It also extracts and links data from additional datasets of the Linking Open Data cloud, either to supplement information or to generate enriched contexts: Dbpedia, Geonames and Didactalia (a GNOSS project with an index of more than 50,000 open educational resources).
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  4. Jon Voss

    Challenge Entry: OpenAGRIS

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 109 Liked

    Title: OpenAGRIS

    Team: FAO-OEKC

    Short Description

    AGRIS is a collection of more than 4 million of bibliographic records and it is one of the most important world-wide information systems in the agricultural domain. OpenAGRIS is a Web application entirely based on RDF that aggregates information from different sources to expand the AGRIS knowledge.

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  5. Jon Voss

    Meet the Teams: MisMuseos

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    Team: MisMuseos

    Country: Spain

    Team Leader: Ricardo Alonso Maturana

    Team members: María Elena Alvarado, María Ortega, Susana López-Sola, Rubén Vinagre, María José Ibáñez, Lorena Ruiz Elósegui, Javier Altuzarra, Juan Valer, Kamal Majaiti.

    The team brings together expertise in the development of semantic web, data structuring, exploitation of linked data, faceted search engines and algorithms based on semantic technologies.
    The team is formed by people from GNOSS company, a small Spanish company which has developed the first social and semantic platform of linked social networks that runs on semantic standards (Linked Data Web). The platform enables automatic data connection, the development of faceted searches based on reasoning and the generation of contexts and advanced recommendation systems (http://www.gnoss.com). GNOSS is the first Spanish company that published its datasets in the Linked Open Data Cloud and CKAN and appears in the LOD cloud since September 2011. GNOSS provides vertical solutions in Culture and Education through cultural and educational graphs of linked communities for connecting content as well as interests.

    MAIN GOAL AND DATASETS OF MISMUSEOS.NET
    The main goal of Mismuseos.net is to present a case of exploitation of Linked Data for the G.L.A.M. community through innovative end-user applications built on GNOSS. Mismuseos.net is a free access semantic online solution for end-users that allows them to find and discover museums-related content, and also reach some related external information thanks to the correlation with other datasets.
    Mismuseos.net uses several datasets: Europeana, Dbpedia, Geonames and Didactalia

  6. Simone Fonda

    Challenge Entry: Pundit

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    Voting closed 9 May, 2013. 219 Liked

    Title: Pundit

    Team: Pundit

    Short description
    Pundit is a client-server annotation system which lets you express semantics about any kind of web content through labeled relations among annotated items, linking them to the Web of Data. Annotations can be shared and organized into private or public notebooks which can openly accessed to build engaging visualizations. And it is open source!! Check out www.thepund.it!

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  7. Seth van Hooland

    Challenge Entry: Free Your Metadata

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    Voting closed 15 Dec. 2012. 216 Liked

    Title: Free Your Metadata

    Team: Free Your Metadata

    Short Description

    The Free Your Metadata project wants to leverage existing tools to generate more adoption of Linked Data principles amongst librarians, archivists and museum professionals. Academia and companies have generated tremendous progress the last ten years regarding standards and technologies. We want to focus on large-scale adoption of these standards and technologies by making them available for a non-technical audience.

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