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JudaicaLink at the 17th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Conference

Thu, December 20, 2018

We presented JudaicaLink to the Dutch-Belgian information retrieval community at the DIR2018 held in Leiden on November 19th. You can find our manuscript here and the full proceedings of the conference here.

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JudaicaLink to be used in Judaica-Europeana 2.0

Wed, October 17, 2018

The second phase of the Judaica-Europeana ( has been selected for funding by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) under its Connecting Europe programme, CEF Telecom. Judaica Europeana 2.0 continues the aggregation of Jewish heritage materials and will greatly increase and enhance digitised Jewish heritage materials available for re-use in education, research, tourism and leisure.
JudaicaLink will collaborate by providing a knowledge graph for contextualization. We look forward to our further collaborations.

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Explore our project GitHub

Mon, July 16, 2018

Interested to see how the datasets are generated and improved in JudaicaLink?

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Search Improvements

Mon, June 18, 2018

Snippets, paging and more for our search!

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Experimental full text search online

Thu, May 31, 2018

We have some news regarding search functionalities in JudaicaLink.

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Status of JudaicaLink

Fri, March 9, 2018

With the upcoming third year of the FID Jewish Studies project, we had to specify our plans for the DFG. Here are the cornerstones:

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Talk about JudaicaLink at Open TA Workshop, Karlsruhe

Thu, November 2, 2017

On November 16th, we will present JudaicaLink and the FID project at the Open TA workshop. The workshop is dedicated to portals, subject information services and research networks, particularly around the current DFG funded FID projects.

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Talk about JudaicaLink at EVA/MINERVA conference in Jerusalem

Wed, November 1, 2017

On November 14th, we will present JudaicaLink and the FID project at the EVA/MINERVA conference in Jerusalem.

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New dataset on JudaicaLink, Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner

Wed, October 18, 2017

With the continues efforts of our team towards expanding JudaicaLink datasets and resources, another dataset, Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner (Biographical handbook of Rabbis) has been added to JudaicaLink. The Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbiner is an online encyclopedia provided by the Salomon L. Steinheim-Institute for German-Jewish history at the University of Duisburg-Essen, edited by Michael Brocke and Julius Carlebach. This dataset currently contains 2900 persons, with their names, date and place of birth and death, GND-ID, and occupation when available.

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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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