Multilingual access to cultural heritage content on the Semantic Web.

TitleMultilingual access to cultural heritage content on the Semantic Web.
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsMateva, M, Dannélls, D, Damova, M, Ranta, A, Enache, R
Conference NameACL
Series Titleworkshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH)

As the amount of cultural data available on the Semantic Web is expanding, the demand of accessing this data in multiple languages is increasing. Previous work on multilingual access to cultural heritage information has shown that mapping from ontologies to natural language requires at least two different steps: (1) mapping multilingual metadata to interoperable knowledge sources; (2) assigning multilingual knowledge to cultural data. This paper presents our work on making cultural heritage content available on the Semantic Web and accessible in 15 languages. The objective of our work is both to form queries and to retrieve semantic content in multiple languages. We describe our experiences with processing museum data extracted from two different sources, harmonizing this data and making its content accessible in natural language.

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