Enabling the Discovery of Digital Cultural Heritage Objects through Wikipedia

Mark Hall, Oier Lopez de Lacalle, Aitor Soroa, Paul D Clough, Eneko Agirre

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Abstract

Over the past years large digital cultural heritage collections have become increasingly available. While these provide adequate search functionality for the expert user, this may not offer the best support for non-expert or novice users. In this paper we propose a novel mechanism for introducing new users to the items in a collection by allowing them to browseWikipedia articles, which are augmented with items from the cultural heritage collection. Using Europeana as a case-study we demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach for encouraging users to spend longer exploring items in Europeana compared with the existing search provision.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventProceedings of the LaTeCH workshop held at EACL 2012 - Avignon, France
Duration: 24 Apr 2012 → …

Workshop

WorkshopProceedings of the LaTeCH workshop held at EACL 2012
CountryFrance
CityAvignon
Period24/04/12 → …

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Hall, M., de Lacalle, O. L., Soroa, A., Clough, P. D., & Agirre, E. (2012). Enabling the Discovery of Digital Cultural Heritage Objects through Wikipedia. Paper presented at Proceedings of the LaTeCH workshop held at EACL 2012, Avignon, France.