Editorial: Special issue on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage

Antonis Bikakis, Eero Hyvönen, Stéphane Jean, Béatrice Markhoff, Alessandro Mosca

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Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities have become major application fields of Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies. This editorial introduces the special issue of the Semantic Web (SWJ) journal on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage. In total 30 submissions for the call of papers were received, of which 11 were selected for publication. The papers cover a wide spectrum of modelled topics related to language, reading and writing, narratives, historical events and cultural artefacts, while describing reusable methodologies and tools for cultural data management. This issue indicates and demonstrates the high potential of Semantic Web technologies for applications in the Cultural Heritage domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalSemantic Web
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Cultural Heritage
  • data access and exploration
  • Digital Humanities
  • knowledge graphs and Linked Data
  • ontologies and information modelling
  • Semantics


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