Investigating entity-centric methods for information exploration and discovery in big digital archives

There is a clear need for cultural heritage institutions (archives, libraries and museums) to provide systems that go beyond keyword-based search and support more diverse information seeking behaviours, such as browsing and exploration of large collections. Entities, such as people, places, organisations and events, can be extracted from the archive and linked to form a network that users can explore in addition to navigating the content directly. This project builds on existing work to create linked data annotations and ontologies to support the exploration of content within the UK Government Web Archive. The project is in collaboration with the UK National Archives.

Funder: AHRC

Project leads: Prof Paul CloughDr Gianluca Demartini