Exploring Audiovisual Archives Through Aligned Thesauri

V. de Boer, Matthias Priem, Michiel Hildebrand, Nico Verplancke, Arjen de Vries, Johan Oomen

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As audiovisual archives are digitizing their collections and making these collections available online, the need arises to also establish connections between different collections and to allow for cross-collection search and browsing. Structured vocabularies, made available as Linked Data, can be used as connecting points by aligning thesauri from different institutions. In this paper, we present a case study where partial collections of two audiovisual archives are connected by aligning their thesauri. We report on the conversion of one of the thesauri to SKOS and on the subsequent application of an interactive alignment tool “CultuurLINK”. Finally, we introduce an cross-collection browser which uses the produced alignment to allow users to explore connections between the two collections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetadata and Semantics Research
Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference, MTSR 2016, Göttingen, Germany, November 22-25, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsE Garoufallou, I Subirats Coll, A Stellato, J Greenberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319491561
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, MTSR 2016 - Gottingen, Germany
Duration: 22 Nov 201625 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference10th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, MTSR 2016


  • Audiovisual archives
  • Cross-collection browsing
  • Thesaurus alignment

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