"Semantic Web and Linked Open Data: A hands-on workshop for beginners"

Workshop by Dr. Joëlle Weis

Wikidata in the Linked Open Data Cloud. Databases indicated as circles (with wikidata labelled as ‘WD’), with grey lines linking databases in the network if their data is aligned. (Layout by graphopt algorithm by the igraph package in [R]. Data from https://lod-cloud.net/datasets




Freie Universität Brüssel (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
1:00 pm – 4:45 pm




Dr. Joëlle Weis
The workshop introduces participants to the use of Semantic Web technologies and Linked Open Data in Digital Historical Studies with a special emphasis on Wikidata and Wikibase.

The focus lies on practical knowledge on data modeling and data retrieving for the humanities, topics highly relevant for collaborative processes of (digital) scholarship. Basic knowledge of the query language SPARQL will be taught so that participants will be able to perform queries in Wikidata.


Keywords: Linked Open Data