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Challenge Entry: Dutch Ships and Sailors

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Title: Dutch Ships and Sailors
Team: DSS

Short Description

The Dutch Ships and Sailors project brings together multiple Dutch maritime historical datasets retrieved from multiple archives. We use Linked Open Data for representing and interlinking the data resulting into one interoperable but heterogeneous datacloud. Experts and laypeople can browse, search and query this network of ships and sailors online.

Long Description

The Dutch Ships and Sailors project brings together multiple Dutch maritime historical datasets retrieved from multiple archives. We use Linked Open Data for representing and interlinking the data resulting into one interoperable but heterogeneous datacloud. Experts and laypeople can browse, search and query this network of ships and sailors online.

Initially funded by Clarin-NL, with additional funding by DANS-KNAW, DSS aims to become an ever-expanding network of (inter)national maritime historical data and a hub in the Web of Linked Historical Data. For more information, visit http://dutchshipsandsailors.nl

Project Team
– The original Clarin DSS team: Victor de Boer, Matthias van Rossum, Jur Leinenga and Rik Hoekstra, coordinated by Lex Heerma van Voss
– VU Msc students Andrea Bravo-Balado and Robin Ponstein
– Technical support from Jan Wielemaker”

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