Visualisation of 700 Years of Labour Conflicts in the Netherlands

Kalliopi Zervanou, Vyacheslav Tykhonov, A. van den Bosch, Marien van der Heijden

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Information about historical events typically lies in written sources, such as the newspapers of the time, and in
the works of historians, where this information is summarized, discussed, and analysed. Although these data
sources are increasingly available online, they are mostly scattered across various archives, libraries and
collections. Even when this data is accessible, the sheer amount of information is no longer suited for
conventional manual inspection and the people seeking this information online are not necessarily history
experts. The system presented in this work attempts to address these challenges. The Strikes in the Netherlands
system is a web-based, interactive system, which provides of a visual overview of linked aggregated data from
primary and secondary historical resources, the Database of Labour Actions and the National Library of the
Netherlands Databank of Daily Digital Newspapers. This browseable data overview is intended to support
historians and non-specialists in exploring and retrieving information available and in spotting significant data
trends across time and space that may in turn lead to new insights about historical events originally scattered
across disparate sources.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2014
Event11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2014) - Crete, Greece
Duration: 25 May 201429 May 2014


Conference11th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2014)


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