5 star data – achieving the 5th star

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Semantic Enrichment Enabling Sustainability of Archaeological Links (SENESCHAL) was a 12 month AHRC funded project coordinated by the Hypermedia Research Unit at the University of South Wales. Project collaborators include English Heritage, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) and Wales (RCHAMW), Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and others. The project aims included:

* Widening access to key vocabulary resources. National cultural heritage thesauri and vocabularies are used by both national organizations and local authority Historic Environment Records and could potentially act as vocabulary hubs for the Web of Data. Making the terminology more openly accessible as Linked Open Data (LOD) could encourage wider adoption of standard terminology and engender useful community feedback on possible improvements to the existing vocabularies.

* Improving the consistency of existing metadata. This would be achieved by exemplar bulk semantic enrichment operations to align legacy datasets with controlled vocabularies.

* Improving the consistency of future metadata. Better integration of controlled vocabulary resources in the data creation workflow could be facilitated using a suite of interactive web services and associated user interface controls.

As a result of this recently completed project a set of prominent UK archaeological thesauri and vocabularies is now freely available as LOD via http://www.heritagedata.org - together with open source web services and user interface controls.
Period11 Sept 201412 Sept 2014
Event title13th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number13
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational