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Evaluation and enrichments

Automatic enrichments can be very beneficial for enabling retrieval across languages and adding context to resources accessible via Europeana.

Posted on Thursday January 15, 2015

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

27 January 2015 to 31 October 2015
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Initial objectives and charter

The report presents the work carried out over seven months in 2015, during which our group has:

  • inventoried relevant semantic enrichment work in the Europeana Network in the past years. We have tried to do this in a way that we hope will facilitate identification and use of services relevant to the application that needs them. This includes general considerations on the diversity of the processes at hand and a focus on interoperability issues.
  • further developed criteria to select datasets for semantic enrichment and illustrate with a thorough analysis of selected examples
  • explored methodological issues for the evaluation of semantic enrichment services
  • performed a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of seven enrichment services on a same subset of the Europeana dataset, containing 17.300 records.

This report, together with its two companion documents and a data space on the Europeana Assembla, presents all this. We have also included, as a conclusion, a number of lessons learned we think should be considered for the design and enhancement of enrichment services as well as for their evaluation.

- Final report from the TaskForce

- Selecting target datasets for semantic enrichment

- Comparative evaluation of semantic enrichments

- Inventory of enrichment efforts and tools initiated in the context of the Europeana Network


Final Task Force recommendations and annexes



  • Cesare Concordia (ISTI)
  • Dimitris Gavrilis (ATHENA research center)
  • Eetu Mäkelä (Aalto)
  • Ruben Verborgh (ULB)
  • Seth van Hooland (ULB)
  • Vladimir Alexiev (Ontotext)