The DM2E team are very happy to be able to announce the first prototype release of Korbo and Pundit – two innovative Linked Data tools for use within humanities research.
Korbo is a powerful aggregation platform for gathering Linked Data objects relevant to your area of research into single workspaces or “baskets”.
Korbo is targeted primarily at developers who want to build applications on top of its API and make full use of the linked cultural data from sources such as Europeana, FreeBase and DBPedia.
Korbo is currently in the early stages of development, but you can already try out a demo version of the platform. Please do give us feedback on your experiences as this is invaluable information for future iterations – Korbo user feedback questionnaire.
Pundit is a powerful but easy to use semantic annotation tool that can work with the objects collected within a Korbo “basket.
It enables you to link sections of text to each other or to other Linked Data resources on the net such as DBPedia, Freebase and Geonames. In case a text document comes with a microstructure including sub-entities identified by URIs such structures can be used transparently – or else a highlighting function will be available that would as well enable the highlighting of image areas.
Pundit is currently in its Alpha phase, but you can already try out a demo version of the platform. Please remember to give us feedback on your experiences of Pundit via the Pundit questionnaire
Both tools will continue to be developed as part of the DM2E (Digitised Manuscripts to Europeana) project on the basis of feedback we receive from user testing and continuing work on user requiremnets and scholarly primitives led by Professor Gradmann and the Humboldt Universität.
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