Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Add bookmark

Bookmark RSS Feed

The 100 most recent bookmarks in ResearchSpace

New paper on NER in CH. Cites Doerr's 'Semantic problems of thesaurus mapping'

Relational DB to RDF mapping built right into Information Workbench

Really interesting Linked Data-based geo annotation tool

A LOD browser that is very appealing, but also useful.
Shows the links of a resource, lets you load them, a summary of its properties, images and map.

Easily document and test your ​REST​ API. Let consumers easily inspect the accuracy of their clients.

Open Annotation client. By the same Australian people who created Lorestore. Furthermore, it seems the OKFN Annotator is the same thing, since the page refers to

Open Annotation and ORE storage server. Uses Sesame for storage (same as OWLIM), Emmet and Chico for login. Provides nice validation (tracks over 50 rules given in the spec)

Using Google Refine to fix some errors in the "People Concordance" of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of the Smithsonian. The concordance includes links to wikipedia, freebase, viaf, etc. Also interesting way of collaborating on git. See for the collection data

These guys are quite famous for their work on Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), i.e. thesauri, SKOS, their LOD representation.
This project is similar in spirit/domain to our upcoming task "Coreferencing through semantic relations".
See section Multi-Concept Matching Function, and the paper and demos linked on top.
Project value is 121k GBP.

Uses the Microsoft Surface to search through object relations

A good description of all the components and libraries used to create this application pretty quickly (2 months). I find the CSS and JS libraries and components especially interesting.
A description of the app's purpose and UI is at

by Lec Maj, Head of Information Technology at Yale Center for British Art (YCBA).
Excellent presentation, shows confluence of ideas of BM and Yale, small apps that Yale is developing, what researchers need, what mapping and crowdsourcing tools are needed...

Nice resource for designing REST APIs. Selected resources (from 3scale, an API Management Platform & Infrastructure)

Watch the video:
This is mighty cool! By the same guys at AIT who did the Europeana Thinklab image/maps annotator demo.
I love the projection of historic maps onto google maps and google earth (after you add just 3 control points). Even shows them with varying opacity.
Cross-linking to dbPedia lets you search in any language.
Open Research Area (ORA) in the social sciences: five countries will participate in the next call: France (through ANR), Germany (DFG), the Netherlands (NWO), United Kingdom (ESRC) and the United States (NSF)

We have two broad themes for papers, within the broader area of open content in the cultural sector; sustainability and future models, in particular with reference to engagement with the Wikimedia movement. We welcome submissions both from within the Wikimedia community and from cultural institutions of all kinds, whether or not they have worked with us before. The deadline for submissions is February 15th 2013

Precomputed statistics of page views for pages that use Wikimedia media files from GLAM institutions. Shows 100M views per month for the British Museum
Other interesting tools at

The GLAM-WIKI project supports GLAMs and other institutions who want to work with Wikimedia to produce open-access, freely-reusable content for the public.

For example, see Mount Everest in 2B pixels. The foot of the mountain is crawling with tents and people is an immersive exhibit to view gigapixel images captured by the GigaPan.
I see Josh in one of the photos, so I guess BM knows about this

GvMap (formerly GMap, or "graphs as maps").
Cool #Visualization, an invention by Emden Gansner, Yifan Hu, and Stephen Kobourov.

E.g. see interactive Maps of Music, Movies, TVs and Books:

This is incorporated in graphviz:
New Release 2.28 (Summer 2011): The 2.28 release of Graphviz incorporates GvMap.
I have lots of experience with it (contributed back in 1993) and we use it for various things in confluence (PlantUML, workflow visualization, etc).

I think it would be cool to try such visualizations of objects (e.g. paintings), authors, places etc in #ResearchSpace 4 .

  • There are some direct relations in BM data (object "Depicts" someone; object is "In the style of" someone), but not a lot about influence between authors.
  • Getty ULAN has more relations on influence.
  • There are a LOT of indirect relations: objects made from the same material, by the same material culture, at the same place....

I checked Music and indeed it clusters groups in a very sensible way; and shows the most important groups bigger.
I personally live in ProgressiveLand (see below). I know and like most of the groups mentioned.
I just disagree why Rolling Stones would be bigger than Pink Floyd, but guess that truly is a decision of ProgressiveLand’s citizens

Consider using this instead of Exhibit Timeline. this chart is used in Google Finance to show stock tickers, with indication of key events. Eg see this BestBuy chart and click on event "B" to expand the tags of all 10 events at the same date. Observe the events on the right.

That's the YUMA guy and he's doing other very interesting stuff. Eg automatic discovery of place names (toponyms) in old maps, using the OpenCV (open source computer vision) system.
See for short "CV" with links to other softwares.

Interesting research explaining why Rembrandt's paintings are so engaging. Combination of computer vision, computer graphics (Painterly), psychology..
See this poster for fastest explanation:

Google says that it now has 180 partners involved with the Art Project, including Princeton University and Istanbul Modern Art Museum, and more than 300,000 people have created online galleries.. more than 15M have explored artwork .(Link from Mariana Damova)

First draft of merged OA and OAC ontology for aannotation, made by W3C Community Group on Annotation. This is from 201205, while in ResearchSpace we use OAC from 201110.
Also see

Some links of great interest to librarians and people looking to make library data more open and linkable:

Defines a graphical notation based on facets (literal/variable equality assertions) and interconnections between them

Museum data includes Google Art. BM is not yet included


Walk around painting galleries like Google Street View. Exciting, though still a bit buggy: it's not hard to go behind a wall
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces.

  • Explore museums with Street View technology: virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
  • Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
  • Create your own collection: the ‘Create an Artwork Collection’ feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection.

For now the following museums are included:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington DC - USA
  • The Frick Collection, NYC - USA
  • Gemäldegalerie, Berlin - Germany
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC - USA
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC - USA
  • Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid - Spain
  • Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid - Spain
  • Museum Kampa, Prague - Czech Republic
  • National Gallery, London - UK
  • Palace of Versailles - France
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  • The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow - Russia
  • Tate Britain, London - UK
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence - Italy
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - The Netherlands

CollectionWeb Canvas Design Demo
Using Prezi to create nice collection displays. What a wonderful idea!

W3C submission: Linked Data Basic Profile 1.0
Abstract: A set of best practices and simple approach for a read-write Linked Data architecture, based on HTTP access to web resources that describe their state using RDF.
Meshes with the Business Principle that HTTP/REST access should be used as much as possible. Could be a useful abstraction for read & write to ResearchSpace repository

Excellent stuff. Discusses Europeana, its scope vs a Research database, BM's research projects (eg Amara West, BM Rembrandt etc). Explains CRM, search through FRs

Enter labels to add to this page:
Please wait 
Looking for a label? Just start typing.