One of the major goals of this project is to facilitate access to formal representation of knowledge for non-experts of Information Engineering and Linguistics. To meet this challenge, the Linked Heritage project aims to provide user-friendly website to create, manage and map thesaurus.
This website provides the user – European culture related organization – the ability to import their thesaurus, modify them and map them to any other already imported thesaurus.
- Import thesaurus: in CSV, text or RDF format. This thesaurus is stored in SKOS in Apache Stanbol
- When the thesaurus is imported, the user has an easy-to-use interface to visualize, modify and enhance it : the user can change the thesaurus language, reorganize easily terms of the graph (drag and drop), navigate through the graph, edit and modify details of a concept
- After these possible modifications and improvements, the user can map his thesaurus to any other already imported thesaurus : in 2 clicks, user chooses two concepts and the type of link that brings them together
Once the critical amount of imported thesaurus is reached, the website detects similarities and automatically suggests maps.