Integrating Wiki Systems, Natural Language Processing, and Semantic Technologies for Cultural Heritage Data Management

Abstract

Modern documents can easily be structured and augmented to have the characteristics of a semantic knowledge base. Many older documents may also hold a trove of knowledge that would deserve to be organized as such a knowledge base. In this chapter, we show that modern semantic technologies offer the means to make these heritage documents accessible by transforming them into a semantic knowledge base. Using techniques from natural language processing and Semantic Computing, we automatically populate an ontology. Additionally, all content is made accessible in a user-friendly Wiki interface, combining original text with NLP-derived metadata and adding annotation capabilities for collaborative use. All these functions are combined into a single, cohesive system architecture that addresses the different requirements from end users, software engineering aspects, and knowledge discovery paradigms. The ideas were implemented and tested with a volume from the historic Encyclopedia of Architecture and a number of different user groups.

Reference

René Witte, Thomas Kappler, Ralf Krestel, and Peter C. Lockemann, "Integrating Wiki Systems, Natural Language Processing, and Semantic Technologies for Cultural Heritage Data Management", In: Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, pp.213–230, Springer, 2011.

Bibtex entry (also for download):

inbook{durm11,
     title = {{Integrating Wiki Systems, Natural Language Processing, and 
         Semantic Technologies for Cultural Heritage Data Management}},
     booktitle = {Language Technology for Cultural Heritage},
     series = {Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing},
     year = {2011},
     pages = {213--230},
     publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
     issn = {978-3-642-20226-1},
     doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-20227-8_12},
     author = {Ren{\'e} Witte and Thomas Kappler and Ralf Krestel and Peter C. Lockemann},
     editor = {Caroline Sporleder and Antal van den Bosch and Kalliopi Zervanou}
}

Download

This chapter can be obtained online from SpringerLink.
Additionally, a preprint version is available for download here.
MD5 Checksum: 6c8c01eea301d12364c0fa8968421f6f

Copyright © 2011 Springer. This is the authors' preprint version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the book Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20227-8_12.