PCP on Web: Professorial Career Patterns of the Early Modern History

Development of a scientific method for research on online available and distributed research databases of academic history.

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The Leipzig University of Applied Science (HTWK Leipzig) with the research group Agile Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (AKSW) and the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel (HAB) run the research project, in cooperation with partners from the Working Group of German Professor catalogs and the European research network for academic history - Héloïse. The project uses independent online databases for research in the field of prosopography, which is the study and evaluation of collected information on groups of historical persons. This project focuses on German professors' career patterns during the 18th and 19th centuries. The proposed research employs databases that have previously been produced by both project partners, namely the Catalogus Professorum Lipsiensium and the Professorum Helmstadiensium. This proposed project will develop a new research method that combines well-known research methods from the humanities and computer science. In preliminary work AKSW proposed the Heloise Common Research Model (HCRM) for cross-project research in the field of university history, within the European research network Heloise. HCRM is conceived as a layered architecture, framing the research within the following abstract layers: the Repository Layer, the Application Layer and the Research Interface Layer. As part of the proposed research project a method will be developed based on HCRM and be evaluated by studying the research question.

About PCP on Web

PCP on Web is a project within the field of Digital Humanities founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and started on March 1st, 2017. The consortium consists of HTWK Leipzig (coordinator, Germany) and Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel (Germany).

  • Duration: 03/2017–02/2020
  • Funding Programme: DFG - German Research Foundation

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DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code – GSoC 2017 ( 2017-03-13T11:12:50+01:00 Christopher Schulz)

2017-03-13T11:12:50+01:00 Christopher Schulz

DBpedia, one of InfAI’s community projects, will be part of the 5th Google Summer of Code program. The GsoC has the goal to bring students from all over the globe into open source software development. Read more about "DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code – GSoC 2017"

New GERBIL release v1.2.5 – Benchmarking entity annotation systems ( 2017-03-10T11:49:51+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck)

2017-03-10T11:49:51+01:00 by Ricardo Usbeck

Dear all, the Smart Data Management competence center at AKSW is happy to announce GERBIL 1.2.5. Read more about "New GERBIL release v1.2.5 – Benchmarking entity annotation systems"

DBpedia Open Text Extraction Challenge – TextExt ( 2017-03-09T12:15:57+01:00 Christopher Schulz)

2017-03-09T12:15:57+01:00 Christopher Schulz

DBpedia, a community project affiliated with the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI) e.V., extract structured information from Wikipedia & Wikidata. Now DBpedia started the DBpedia Open Text Extraction Challenge – TextExt. Read more about "DBpedia Open Text Extraction Challenge – TextExt"

The USPTO Linked Patent Dataset release ( 2017-02-24T17:18:51+01:00 by Mofeed Hassan)

2017-02-24T17:18:51+01:00 by Mofeed Hassan

Dear all, We are happy to announce USPTO Linked Patent Dataset release. Patents are widely used to protect intellectual property and a measure of innovation output. Read more about "The USPTO Linked Patent Dataset release"

Two accepted papers in ESWC 2017 ( 2017-02-22T17:43:38+01:00 by Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Sherif)

2017-02-22T17:43:38+01:00 by Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Sherif

Hello Community! We are very pleased to announce the acceptance of two papers in ESWC 2017 research track. The ESWC 2017 is to be held in Portoroz, Slovenia from 28th of May to the 1st of June. Read more about "Two accepted papers in ESWC 2017"