Workshop: “SPARQL for (digital) humanities scholars - Querying Wikidata and the MiMoTextBase”.

Contribution to DHd2023

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13.03.2023 bis 13.03.2023


Belval „Maison du savoir“


Not only in cultural and memory institutions, but also in DH projects, an increase of the Linked Open Data paradigm is currently visible. How can data in the sense of “Open Data, Open Cultures” be presented in an open, easily accessible, interoperably linked, machine-readable and long-term available way? In the project “Mining and Modeling Text” we have chosen the open and free software Wikibase, which includes its own SPARQL endpoint and is used by a growing number of research projects besides Wikidata.

The workshop aims to impart theoretical and practical knowledge on modeling knowledge in the humanities and especially in literary history in the form of Linked Open Data (LOD), to provide insight into the syntax of the query language SPARQL, and to demonstrate the added value of preparing data as knowledge graphs in application scenarios. The focus is on teaching SPARQL in theoretical and practical sessions. Participants should gain the competence to understand the structure of SPARQL and to write queries independently.

Keywords: Dissemination and Community Building in the DH, Text Mining, Text Collections

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