Towards Semantic enrichment of Newspapers: A Historical Ecology use case

Marieke van Erp, Thomas van Goethem, Katrien Depuydt, Jesse de Does

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Historical ecology research relies on historical accounts of
human-animal interactions to study this interaction through space and
time. Newspaper archives are a rich source of information, but require
careful querying and filtering to collect the relevant information. Traditionally,
this is a laborious manual task. In this position paper, we
describe our ongoing work on semantically enriching a newspaper collection
to create a knowledge base to support historical ecological work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web - WHS II Vienna, Austria, 22 October 2017
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • text enrichment, historical ecology, lexicology


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