News

Two new datasets on JudaicaLink; persons from GND and DBpedia

Wed, June 7, 2017

We are happy to announce that two new datasets, list of Jewish persons from GND and list of Jewish persons from DBpedia, are added to JudaicaLink datasets. There are knowledge bases which contain a vast variety of information including facts related to Jewish culture and history. Two of the most comprehensive ones are DBpedia and GND. However such general-purpose resources are hard to use due to their sheer size while only a very small subset of the data is actually relevant.

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Technical relaunch of JudaicaLink... and a new server!

Thu, February 16, 2017

Finally, we actually moved JudaicaLink from the server in Mannheim (thanks DWS for hosting us!) to Stuttgart! With the move, we also rethought the whole technical setup and aimed at increasing the stability and maintainability. So, what’s new?

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'Das Jüdische Hamburg' online, just in time for the Open Data Day!

Fri, February 20, 2015

Just in time for the world-wide Open Data Day tomorrow, we published the first data version of the encyclopedia “Das Jüdische Hamburg”. “Das Jüdische Hamburg” is a free online resource based on the book “Das Jüdische Hamburg - Ein historisches Nachschlagewerk”, ISBN: 978-3-8353-0004-0, Wallstein, Göttingern (2006). It was published in 2006 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Institute for the History of the German Jews (Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, IGdJ).

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Invited talk in Rome

Tue, January 27, 2015

Last week, Kai Eckert was invited to present JudaicaLink in Rome at the Workshop Linked Open Data & Jewish Cultural Heritage. Here are the slides: JudaicaLink: Linked Data from Jewish Encyclopediae from Kai Eckert Here are two photos of the impressive location at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. Panorama at the workshop location On stage view At the workshop, several projects and their ideas and plans regarding the use of Linked Open Data in the domain of Jewish Cultural Heritage have been presented.

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New agreement signed: Das Jüdische Hamburg

Fri, January 2, 2015

A happy new year to everyone! 2015 starts with exciting news: The Institute for the History of the German Jews (Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, IGdJ) signed an agreement to publish its encyclopedia about the Jewish Hamburg (Das Jüdische Hamburg) on JudaicaLink. “Das Jüdische Hamburg” is a free online resource based on the book “Das Jüdische Hamburg - Ein historisches Nachschlagewerk”, ISBN: 978-3-8353-0004-0, Wallstein, Göttingern (2006). It was published in 2006 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the IGdJ.

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JudaicaLink featured on DM2E blog

Fri, October 10, 2014

Today, an article by Lena Stanley-Clamp (YIVO) and Kai Eckert (JudaicaLink) has been published on the DM2E blog.

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JudaicaLink got links and arrives in 'the cloud'

Fri, October 10, 2014

JudaicaLink is not only about the provision of stable URIs and data for concepts described in encyclopediae, it is also about the generation of links between these resources and other linked data resources on the Web. In a first run, we used Silk to generate links between JudaicaLink and the following sources: DBpedia DM2E Freebase Gemeinsame Normdatei (Authority files of the German National Library) GeoNames Linked Geodata New York Times All links have been created automatically and are primarily based on the labels of the resources, so expect some wrong links.

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Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry released, Updates to YIVO Encyclopedia

Thu, July 24, 2014

After the first release of the YIVO encyclopedia, we are very happy to announce now the first release of the Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry as Linked Open Data on JudaicaLink. With this release, we also updated the LOD version of the YIVO encyclopedia and fixed several bugs. Details on both encyclopediae can be found here, together with basic statistics. There are also bookmarklets for an easy access of the Linked Data representations.

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First version of linked YIVO encyclopedia

Tue, June 17, 2014

We are very happy to announce the first release of the YIVO Encyclopedia as Linked Open Data. This first release is merely for demonstration. If you want to have a look, here is the concept YIVO: http://data.judaicalink.org/data/yivo/YIVO While browsing the YIVO Encyclopedia, you can access the data representation by simply replacing www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/ with data.judaicalink.org/data/yivo/ in the URL field of your browser. For convenience, you can also use this bookmarklet: YIVO LOD (Drag and drop this link to your bookmarks)

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YIVO institute participates in JudaicaLink with its encyclopedia

Fri, September 13, 2013

We are happy to announce that the YIVO institute will participate in JudaicaLink. From October, we will start to create and provide the contents of the the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe as Linked Data.

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