Recap of SW4SH 2016

30th May 2016, Heraklion, Crete, Greece




Best paper

A Lexicon for Old Occitan medico-botanical terminology in lemon
Anja Weingart and Emiliano Giovannetti


Keynote speaker


Christophe Debruyne

Linked Logainm: Publishing and Using an Authoritative Linked Data Dataset of Irish Place Names

Abstract: Linked Data technologies are increasingly being implemented to enhance cataloguing workflows in memory institutions such as libraries, archives and museums. These institutions actively seek authoritative Linked Data datasets to enhance their metadata. This talk presents the results of Linked Logainm. Linked Logainm is a collaborative project that aimed to create a Linked Data dataset out of, an online database holding the authoritative hierarchical list of Irish and English language place names in Ireland. We will describe the process of generating RDF from XML, elaborate on the discovery and creation of links with other Linked Data datasets, and report on how the dataset we created was used to enhance the National Library of Ireland’s metadata MARCXML metadata records for its Longfield maps collection. We conclude this talk with by describing the potential benefits of Linked Logainm, the application that can be built on top of this dataset and a reflection of the work we have conducted.

Short bio: Christophe Debruyne is currently a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the ADAPT centre at Trinity College Dublin in the domain of Semantic Web and Linked Data and a part-time lecturer at the Web & Information Systems Engineering (WISE) Laboratory at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Before joining TCD, he was affiliated with both the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway and the Digital Repository of Ireland part of the Royal Irish Academy where he investigated Linked Data applications for the cultural heritage domain.



Catherine Faron Zucker and Arnaud Zucker

Invited Talk: Linked Logainm: Publishing and Using an Authoritative Linked Data Dataset of Irish Place Names
Christophe Debruyne

Atlas, a gazetteer linking archaeological collections
Jean Sebastien Gros

Coffee break

A Lexicon for Old Occitan medico-botanical terminology in lemon
Anja Weingart and Emiliano Giovannetti

Representing Polysemy and Diachronic Lexico-Semantic Data on the Semantic Web
Fahad Khan, Javier Díaz-Vera and Monica Monachini

Modeling the Hebrew Bible: Potential of Topic Modeling Techniques for Semantic Annotation and Historical Analysis
Mathias Coeckelbergs and Seth Van Hooland


Text Encoder and Annotator: an all-in-one editor for transcribing and annotating manuscripts with RDF
Fabio Valsecchi, Matteo Abrate, Clara Bacciu, Silvia Piccini and Andrea Marchetti

Summa Philosophiae: a Semantic Wiki for Professional Philosophers
Jean-Baptiste Guillon

Semantic Categorization of Segments of Ancient and Mediaeval Zoological Texts
Catherine Faron Zucker, Irene Pajón Leyra, Konstantina Poulida and Andrea Tettamanzi

Coffee break

Panel discussion


Workshop organizers

Programme committee

  • Andrea D’Andrea, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Italy
  • Aurélien Bénel, Université de technologie de Troyes, France
  • Aurélien Berra, Université of Paris X, Nanterre, France
  • Béatrice Bouchou Markhoff, Université François Rabelais Tours, France
  • Olivier Bruneau, Universié de Lorraine, France
  • Fabio Ciotti, Università Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Kai Eckert, Universität Mannheim, Germany
  • Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Université Paris 1, France
  • Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
  • Antoine Isaac, Europeana, The Netherlands
  • Elizabeth Mc Donald, Equipex Biblissima, Paris, France
  • Albert Meroño Peñuela, VU University Amsterdam and KNAW, The Netherlands
  • Antonella Poggi, Università Roma Sapienza, Italy
  • Andrea Tettamanzi, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Jörg Waitelonis, Hasso Platner Institute, Germany