Components Supporting the Open Data Exploitation
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Spinque

Content-based dataset search with Spinque PSSA

Within the COMSODE project Spinque applied its Search by Strategy approach to Open Data. We successfully extended the approach to Linked Open Data and we demonstrated the technology through several search applications. At the end of the project we are very pleased with the result and we are grateful that we got the chance to help the Open Data community a bit forward within the Comsode project. 

We still wanted to do one more thing; during the project an additional request for search functionality came up. Can we use Spinque to find datasets? Although not anticipated in the project proposal we wanted to support this. Spinque’s Search by Strategy approach is, however, not the best match for this purpose. This type of search functionality asks for Spinque PSSA. Let me explain…

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Publishing culture data

This blog post is the third and final part in a series of posts on creating advanced search applications with Spinque and the Open Data Node. We go to the beginning of the chain and describe the transformation and publication of the datasets itself. Using the Open Data Node we transformed, integrated and published five datasets.

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Linked Open Images

In a previous blog post, we introduced CultuurLINK as a service for the cultural heritage community to integrate collections by linking their controlled vocabularies. As an example we showed how to connect the internal subject term list from the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies with a large audio visual thesaurus (GTAA) from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Today, we put these newly created links into action. Linked Open Images is a mobile application to explore historic material about World War II that gives access to three Open Data collections: historic (1) Dutch news reels shared by Sound and Vision and (2) Photographs and (3) Books shared by NIOD.

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