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Posted on Friday December 12, 2014

1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014
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Multilingual and Semantic Enrichment Strategy

The semantic enrichment of metadata in Europeana is a core concern as it will improve access to the material, define relations among objects and enable multilingual access to content.

To ensure enrichments enfold their whole potential and act as facilitators of access, a semantic and multilingual enrichment strategy is needed.

The Task Force ran from October 2013 to March 2014. The motivation and the scope of the Task Force are defined in the Task Force Charter.

Analyzing the datasets, we found that enrichment flaws can be caused during one of the three stages that the metadata undergoes until it is displayed in Europeana:

  1. Creation of the metadata by the provider.
  2. Mapping to EDM.
  3. Ingestion into Europeana.

During the process of enrichment itself, two choices are key to success or failure:

  • the vocabulary used for enrichment, and
  • the rules established for using the right terms for enrichment (on the target and the source side).

The task force revealed the common obstacles in automatic semantic enrichments and provided recommendations to overcome some of these issues. It was found that multilingual enrichments can increase the negative effect of low-quality metadata across languages.


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Antoine IsaacCompany: Europeana FoundationCountry: NetherlandsDomain: GLAM
Juliane StillerCompany: You, We & DigitalCountry: UnknownDomain: Academic Research
Vivien PetrasCompany: Humboldt University of BerlinCountry: GermanyDomain: Academic Research


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Eero HyvönenCompany: Aalto UniversityCountry: FinlandDomain: Education
Esther GuggenheimCompany: National Library of IsraelCountry: IsraelDomain: GLAM
Rainer SimonCompany: Austrian Institute of Technology GmbHCountry: AustriaDomain: Academic Research
Rodolphe BaillyCompany: Cité de la musiqueCountry: FranceDomain: GLAM
Roxanne WynsCompany: LIBIS - KU LeuvenCountry: BelgiumDomain: GLAM
Shenghui WangCompany: OCLCCountry: United StatesDomain: GLAM
Vladimir AlexievCompany: OntotextCountry: BulgariaDomain: Creative industries
Maarten BrinkerinkCompany: Netherlands Institute for Sound and VisionCountry: NetherlandsDomain: Other
Kate FernieCompany: 2Culture AssociatesCountry: United KingdomDomain: Creative industries


  • Agnès Simon, BnF
  • Lars G. Svensson, DNB
  • Seth van Hooland, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • David Haskiya


Task Force final recommendations and charter

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