Ontotext To Present Semantic Archive Integration for Holocaust Research At EHRI Workshop in Venice

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Ontotext is on the program committee and will take part in the international workshop “Data Sharing, Holocaust Documentation and the Digital Humanities. Best Practices, Case Studies, Benefits”, which will be held in Venice on 29-30 June 2017.

Ontotext’s Vladimir Alexiev and Ivelina Nikolova will present the paper ‘Semantic Archive Integration for Holocaust Research: the EHRI Research Infrastructure’ in a best practices session at the workshop that will be held within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) supported by the European Commission.

EHRI, now in its second phase running between 2015 and 2019, aims to transform archival research on the Holocaust by integrating the data, services and expertise of existing Holocaust archival institutions on an unprecedented scale.

Just recently, the Midterm Review Report of the EHRI Project recognized its impact on Holocaust research, and praised the work that Ontotext and the other partners have been doing.

Now Ontotext will be sharing its expertise and experience in semantic archive integration in Venice at the end of June. The international workshop aims to present the state of the art of data sharing practices and technologies, starting from the experience and results obtained in the EHRI project. The workshop will also be discussing the usability and potential of data sharing in the Humanities, and will investigate the possible connections between the EHRI Project and other Research Infrastructures and Digital Humanities Projects.

Professionals and scholars in various subfields of Holocaust research and documentation, as well as experts outside those fields, will participate in the workshop to share their experience and generate a creative exchange of knowledge and views in Holocaust research and digital humanities.

The workshop will see the participation of representatives of renowned institutions and universities: NIOD (Amsterdam), Stuttgart Media University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, USHMM (Washington DC), Bruno Kessler Foundation (Trento, Italy), Princeton University, Yad Vashem (Israel), Freie Universität Berlin, INRIA, Fortunoff Video Archive (Yale University), State Archive of Venice, Spielberg Foundation (UCLA, California), The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, Jagiellonian University, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Sefer – the Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization (Russia), Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People, Cornell University, and Children of Selvino.

The EHRI workshop will be held in conjunction with the Fourth International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums (LODLAM) summit in Venice on June 28-29, 2017, in which Ontotext will also take part. If you’d like to exchange experiences or have fruitful discussions about LOD for cultural heritage and digital humanities, please write to us to arrange a meeting.

See how Ontotext applies semantic technology to the cultural heritage and digital humanities fields and watch our webinar to learn how to build narratives on your own.


For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext