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Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking them using StoryBlink

by Ben De Meester, Tom De Nies, Laurens De Vocht, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

Digital publications host a large amount of data that currently is not harvested, due to its unstructured nature. However, manually annotating these publications is tedious. Current tools that automatically analyze unstructured text are too fine-grained for larger amounts of text such as books. A workable machine-interpretable version of larger bodies of text is thus necessary. In this paper, we therefore suggest a workflow to automatically create and publish a machine-interpretable version of digital publications as linked data via DBpedia Spotlight. Furthermore, we make use of the Everything is Connected Engine on top of this published linked data to link digital publications using a Web application dubbed “StoryBlink”. StoryBlink shows the added value of publishing machine-interpretable content of unstructured digital publications by finding relevant books that are connected to selected classic works. Currently, the time to find a connecting path can be quite long, but this can be overcome by using caching mechanisms, and the relevancy of found paths can be improved by better denoising the DBpedia Spotlight results, or by using alternative disambiguation engines.

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Published in 2015 in Proceedings of the 3th NLP&DBpedia workshop.

Keywords: Linked Data, publication, DBpedia, Web

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IEEE
B. De Meester, T. De Nies, L. De Vocht, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking them using StoryBlink,” in Proceedings of the 3th NLP&DBpedia workshop, 2015, vol. 1581.
ACM
Ben De Meester, Tom De Nies, Laurens De Vocht, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle. 2015. Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking them using StoryBlink. In Proceedings of the 3th NLP&DBpedia workshop. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
LNCS
De Meester, B., De Nies, T., De Vocht, L., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking them using StoryBlink. In: Proceedings of the 3th NLP&DBpedia workshop (2015).
APA
De Meester, B., De Nies, T., De Vocht, L., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2015). Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking them using StoryBlink. In Proceedings of the 3th NLP&DBpedia workshop (Vol. 1581).
MLA
De Meester, Ben et al. “Exposing Digital Content as Linked Data, and Linking Them Using StoryBlink.” Proceedings of the 3th NLP&DBpedia Workshop. Vol. 1581. 2015. Print. CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

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