CEDAR project awarded
The research project "Census data open linked - CEDAR - From fragment to fabric - Dutch census data in a web of global cultural and historic information", one of the projects of the Computational Humanities program of the KNAW, was awarded and will be launched in the autumn of 2011.
Within CEDAR two PhD students and a postdoc will work for more than four years together on the semantic access of data from the Dutch census of the last two centuries. The PhD students are supervised by Frank van Harmelen (VU) and Kees Mandemakers (IISG / Erasmus University Rotterdam).
The project is a collaboration between tussen DANS (Peter Doorn, Andrea Scharnhorst), IISG (Kees Mandemakers) and the Vrije Universiteit (Frank van Harmelen, Rinke Hoekstra) and is consistent with other recently launched semantic web projects like Data2Semantics. The research group also consists of Jan Kok, Onno Boonstra, Maarten Hoogerwerf, Alexander Witteveen, Joke Pol, Dirk Roorda en René van Horik.
This project is, like other Computational Humanities projects, part of the e-Humanities Group of the KNAW (led by Sally Wyatt), which was established in January 2011. The official start of the Computational Humanities program will be held on September 8, from 14.00-17.00 hours at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam (for more information see the calendar on the website of the e-Humanities Group).
For more information about CEDAR, see the project proposal, see also the website van de e-Humanities Group.