A linked open data service and portal for pre-modern manuscript research

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Research units

  • HELDIG - Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes


This paper presents a Linked Open Data publishing model for aggregating data from heterogeneous, distributed pre-modern manuscript databases into a global, harmonized data model and service. Our research hypothesis is that on top of the global data service based on ontologies and well-defined semantics, tools and applications can be created for solving novel research problems in manuscript studies using Digital Humanities methods. First results in implementing such a system in the international Mapping Manuscript Migrations project are described with lessons learned discussed in dealing with complex and imperfect historical data.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-229
Number of pages10
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 5 Mar 20198 Mar 2019
Conference number: 4

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