What: Linked Data for Digital Scholarship: introducing the Semantic Web
Who: Kevin Page
When: 13.00—14.30, Wednesday 18 November 2015
Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (map)
Access: open to all members of the University of Oxford; free; registration is essential
Seminar: The Semantic Web can be thought of as an extension of the World Wide Web in which sufficient meaning is captured and encoded such that computers can automatically match, retrieve, and link resources across the internet that are related to each other. In a scholarly context this offers significant opportunities for publishing, referencing, and re-using digital research output. In this session we introduce the principles and technologies behind this ‘Linked Data’, illustrated through examples from the humanities.
This is an entry-level seminar and no previous knowledge is required.
This seminar first ran as a training session at the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, on An Introduction to Digital Humanities workshop strand, convened by Pip Willcox.
Speaker: Dr Kevin Page is a researcher at the University of Oxford e-Research Centre. His work on web architecture and the semantic annotation and distribution of data has, through participation in several UK, EU, and international projects, been applied across a wide variety of domains including sensor networks, music information retrieval, clinical healthcare, and remote collaboration for space exploration. He is principal investigator of the Early English Print in HathiTrust (ElEPHãT) and Semantic Linking of BBC Radio (SLoBR) projects, and leads Linked Data research within the AHRC Transforming Musicology project.
This seminar is open to all members of the University of Oxford. It is free to attend, and reserving a place is essential.
Please meet near the Information Desk in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (map). If you are already in the Library, you can find the Centre for Digital Scholarship on the first floor of the Weston Library, through the Mackerras Reading Room and around the gallery.