Visiting Intersect Australia — Recap

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Another appointment of CEDAR in Sydney was to meet Ingrid Mason and Anne Cregan at Intersect Australia. Intersect is Australia’s largest full-service eResearch support agency.

One project at Intersect is the Humanities Network Infrastructure (HuNI). The project aims at bringing together multiple humanities datasets, extracting structured information from them and increasing their linkage and accessibility.… (continue reading)

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1st International Workshop on Semantic Statistics, ISWC 2013 — Report

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CEDAR had some planned activities in Sydney during the last weeks of October, and the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Statistics (SemStats) was the first one. Being one of the satellite events of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), SemStats tried to gather together for the first time the statistician and the semantic web communities.… (continue reading)

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The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop – Recap

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The Soeterbeeck eHumanities Workshop took place on June 13th and 14th, in the study center of Soeterbeeck, near Ravenstein, the Netherlands. It was organized by the Graduate School for the Humanities, CLS and HLCS, of Radboud University Nijmegen and the e-Humanities Research Group of the KNAW, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.… (continue reading)

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Open Data on the Web – Report

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The Open Data on the Web workshop (23 – 24 April 2013, Campus London, Shoreditch) was a great event co-organized by the W3C, the Open Data Institute and the Open Knowledge Foundation. It attracted substantial interest, leading to two very intensive days of presentations and discussion.… (continue reading)

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CEDAR Symposium – Recap

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The first annual CEDAR mini symposium during last March 1st was a successful event! It gathered together 22 attendees from 9 interdisciplinary institutions in the Netherlands, all of them directly or indirectly linked with our census research.

During the symposium, the CEDAR members presented their work and results from the past year.… (continue reading)

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Technical report: miniproject advances, iteration 2

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Within the CEDAR project, iterative development cycles we refer to as miniprojects have been established to study, correct, harmonize and publish the Dutch historical censuses (1795-1971) in a constrained scale environment.

The second of these iterations is coming to its end, and we have written down what we have achieved and what still needs to be solved.… (continue reading)

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Visualizing SPARQL query results on the census

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After successfully converting to RDF a subset of the whole sample of the Dutch historical censuses, some SPARQL queries have been launched against the dataset. The goal of these queries is to retrieve the population of men living in the province of Noord-Brabant, per municipality, during the census years 1879 and 1889, sorted in descendant order.… (continue reading)

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Mini-symposium Computational Humanities

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Along with all the e-Humanities Group projects, the CEDAR project is going to be presented this afternoon at the Meertens Institute, Symposiumzaal, Joan Muyskensweg 25, 1096 CJ Amsterdam in a special mini-symposium. You are cordially invited. The official call follows.

Special e-Humanities Group Research Meeting (New Trends in e-Humanities): 13.30- 17.30, 7 June 2012.… (continue reading)

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The CEDAR project: linked open census data

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Currently, Europe is confronted with industrial restructuring, migration, an ageing population and financial crisis in a world of accelerated change. Learning from (social-economic) history helps to understand the inter-relation between macro-economic change and individual lifestyles, policy regimes, labour markets, communities and national wealth.… (continue reading)

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