Enabling the Discovery of Digital Cultural Heritage Objects through Wikipedia

Hall, Mark, de Lacalle, Oier Lopez, Soroa, Aitor, Clough, Paul D and Agirre, Eneko (2012) Enabling the Discovery of Digital Cultural Heritage Objects through Wikipedia. Proceedings of the LaTeCH workshop held at EACL 2012, 24 April 2012, Avignon.

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Over the past years large digital cultural heritage collections have become increasingly available. While these provide adequate search functionality for the expert user, this may not offer the best support for non-expert or novice users. In this paper we propose a novel mechanism for introducing new users to the items in a collection by allowing them to browseWikipedia articles, which are augmented with items from the cultural heritage collection. Using Europeana as a case-study we demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach for encouraging users to spend longer exploring items in Europeana compared with the existing search provision.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Computing and Information Systems
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 09:33
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5731

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