Bulgarian Icons in Wikidata and EDM Cover Image

Bulgarian Icons in Wikidata and EDM
Bulgarian Icons in Wikidata and EDM

Author(s): Vladimir Alexiev, Plamen Tarkalanov, Nikola Georgiev, Lilia Pavlova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Museology & Heritage Studies, Library and Information Science, Visual Arts, Cataloguing, Classification, Preservation, Electronic information storage and retrieval
Published by: Институт по математика и информатика - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Knowledge Graphs; Semantic Integration; GLAM; Wikidata; OpenRefine; Icons; Religious Icons; Iconography; Iconographic Subject; GLAM; CLADA; BIDL; Virtual Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Icons.

Summary/Abstract: We briefly describe Wikidata, its importance for GLAM institutions, iconographic authorities in Mix-n-Match. Then we propose an Icon Knowledge Graph Model comprising the entities: iconographer, iconographic school, herminia, icon, measurements, material, technique, iconographic subject (saint or a title of the Virgin Mary), location (city, monastery, church, museum), scientific article, academic journal, issue, links to LOD datasets (e.g. VIAF, Getty AAT, ISBN, ISSN, academia.edu). Then we introduce the Virtual Encyclopedia of Bulgarian Icons (BIDL) and describe how we ex-ported it to Wikidata, while coreferencing to iconographers, saints, locations; and the extra info we added for such entities. Finally, we describe a conversion to the Europeana Data Model, including details such as links to Wikidata, bilingual descriptions, language tags, providers. The online version of the paper includes live links; the accompanying presentation includes more images and queries.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: X
  • Page Range: 45-63
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English