Katalin Lejtovicz


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Connecting people digitally - a semantic web based approach to linking heterogeneous data sets
Katalin Lejtovicz | Amelie Dorn
Proceedings of the Workshop Knowledge Resources for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities associated with RANLP 2017

In this paper we present a semantic enrichment approach for linking two distinct data sets: the ÖBL (Austrian Biographical Dictionary) and the DBÖ (Database of Bavarian Dialects in Austria). Although the data sets are different in their content and in the structuring of data, they contain similar common “entities” such as names of persons. Here we describe the semantic enrichment process of how these data sets can be inter-linked through URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) taking person names as a concrete example. Moreover, we also point to societal benefits of applying such semantic enrichment methods in order to open and connect our resources to various services.