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Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Cultural Heritage

BRIDGE: Building Rich Links to Enable Television History Research


Project Leader: Sonja de Leeuw
Financier: NWO-CATCH
Partners: UVA, Beeld en Geluid
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BRIDGE addresses access to television archives. Television is not an isolated medium, but a key node in a complex information landscape. From an exclusive focus on producing radio, television and publishing program guides, broadcasting organisations have moved to cross-media production companies where users are directly involved in online follow-up discussions. To be meaningful, these additional materials need to be cross-linked to the traditionally archived television materials so as to arrive at a meaningful web of information.

The project will develop, test and deploy efficient, effective and robust methods for automatically creating meaningful links between dynamically expanding archived television data and other information sources that are centered around entities, themes and events.