Opening digitized newspapers corpora: Europeana’s full-text data interoperability case

Nuno Freire, Antoine Isaac, Twan Goosen, Daan Broeder, Hugo Manguinhas, Valentine Charles

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Cultural heritage institutions hold collections of printed newspapers that are valuable resources for the study of history, linguistics and other Digital Humanities scientific domains. Effective retrieval of newspapers content based on metadata only is a task nearly impossible, making the retrieval based on (digitized) full-text particularly relevant. Europeana, Europe’s Digital Library, is in the position to provide access to large newspapers collections with full-text resources. Full-text corpora are also relevant for Europeana’s objective of promoting the usage of cultural heritage resources for use within research infrastructures. We have derived requirements for aggregating and publishing Europeana’s newspapers full-text corpus in an interoperable way, based on investigations into the specific characteristics of cultural data, the needs of two research infrastructures (CLARIN and EUDAT) and the practices being promoted in the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community. We have then defined a “full-text profile” for the Europeana Data Model, which is being applied to Europeana’s newspaper corpus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge, LDK 2019
EditorsMaria Eskevich, Gerard de Melo, Christian Fath, John P. McCrae, Paul Buitelaar, Christian Chiarcos, Bettina Klimek, Milan Dojchinovski
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783959771054
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Event2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge, LDK 2019 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 20 May 201923 May 2019

Publication series

NameOpenAccess Series in Informatics
ISSN (Print)2190-6807


Conference2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge, LDK 2019


  • Cultural heritage
  • Data aggregation
  • Full-text
  • Interoperability
  • Metadata
  • Research infrastructures


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