How to semantically annotate 3D models of non-textual cultural heritage? A new FOSS toolchain for the Digital Humanities Abstract uri icon


  • This is the extended abstract for a workshop at the Spatial Humanities 2022 conference in Ghent, Belgium, 7th–9th September 2022. This workshop aims to help researchers, digital curators and data managers learn how to make datasets of 3D models available as linked open data within a collaborative annotation and presentation-ready environment. Participants will take part in practical demonstrations using an integrated toolchain that connects OpenRefine (for data reconciliation and batch upload), Wikibase (for linked open data storage), and Kompakkt (for rendering and annotating 3D models). This toolchain and associated workflow was developed in the context of NFDI4Culture, a German consortium of research and cultural institutions working towards a shared infrastructure for research data that meets the needs of 21st century data creators, maintainers and end users across the broad spectrum of the cultural heritage field and the Digital Humanities. The workshop will emphasize the possibility to combine geo locations and other geo data drawn from authority records in the LOD cloud to 3D architectural models and reconstructions.

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  • 2022