Domain Ontologies I

Session 1.4

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:30 to 20:00
Room 9



A Distributed Network of Heritage Information

The Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE) started in 2015 by the national cultural heritage institutions as a joint effort to improve the visibility, usability and sustainability of the cultural heritage collections maintained by libraries, archives, museums and other institutions. About 1500 cultural heritage institutions are part of the NDE network. From the usability perspective the challenge is to realize a distributed network of heritage information that no longer needs aggregating and postprocessing of the data. This talk will focus on our approach for developing a new, cross-domain, decentralized discovery infrastructure for the Dutch heritage collections. A core element in our strategy is to encourage institutions to align their information with formal Linked Data resources for people, place, periodes, concepts and to publish their data as Linked Open Data.  The NDE program works on making all relevant terminology sources available as Linked Data and provide facilities for term alignment and maintaining thesauri. PoolParty (Semantic Web Company), OpenSKOS (Open Source) and CultuurLink (Spinque) are important tools for doing this work.


Connecting Information from Legislation and Datasets using a Catalogue

The Dutch Environmental Law is a huge legislation project in which about 30 laws and 100 regulations about different environmental aspects (air, water, soil, etc.) are brought together in one single law and 4 regulations.


Sustainable Urban Delta Knowledge and Semantic Search

We introduce the SUD search system use-case for the flexible management
of a dynamic co-evolving document collection and knowledge structure
in a focused domain. The work reported here is in the context
of document and knowledge management activities in the domestic