The Semantic Lab has developed several innovative tools to facilitate digital arts and humanities research using linked open data principles and technologies. The developed tools, Pomodoro, an optical character recognition (OCR) technology that expedites the text-reading process needed to turn archival documents into machine-readable data, and then Selavy, a document-processing tool that ingests machine-readable text and creates and exports triples to Wikibase, are both optimal for providing unified access to navigate linked open datasets. We will provide an overview of these tools and their applications by featuring a use case from the E.A.T. + LOD Project which focuses on archival documents from the Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) collection of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Our presentation will demonstrate our workflow through a document explaining the artistic collaboration of Silver Clouds, 1966, between engineers Billy Klüver and Harold Hodges, and artist Andy Warhol.  

To learn more, visit Semantic Lab‘s experimental Wikibase installation. Our datastore for projects and research.