Research Area: Digital Humanities and Linked Open Data (LOD)
Linked Open Data are structured data that are published online in order to be accessed automatically by computers. By combining different sources huge amount of similar or related structured data are brought together in order to be queried and analyzed.
This research area is closely related to the Semantic Web and its standards stack like RDF* and OWL. We are interested in analyzing and benchmarking existing storage solutions and to apply the idea of LOD to selected applications. As one of our main application domains we concentrate on archaeology and numismatics and therefore are connected to the space of Digital Humanities.
Our current activities are:
- DFG-Project: “Corpus Nummorum Thracorum. Klassifizierung der Münztypen und semantische Vernetzung über Nomisma.org“
- AFE-Web – Cooperation project with Römisch Germanischen Kommission (RGK)
- IMAGMA: Imagines Maiestatis. Barbarian Coins, Elite Identities and the Birth of Europe
- European Coin Find Network