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Publication . Article . Preprint . 2018

The CENDARI Infrastructure

Nadia Boukhelifa; Michael Bryant; Natasa Bulatovic; Ivan Čukić; Jean-Daniel Fekete; Milica Knežević; Jörg Lehmann; +2 Authors
Open Access
Published: 12 Apr 2018
Publisher: HAL CCSD

International audience; The CENDARI infrastructure is a research-supporting platform designed to provide tools for transnational historical research, focusing on two topics: medieval culture and World War I. It exposes to the end users modern Web-based tools relying on a sophisticated infrastructure to collect, enrich, annotate, and search through large document corpora. Supporting researchers in their daily work is a novel concern for infrastructures. We describe how we gathered requirements through multiple methods to understand historians' needs and derive an abstract workflow to support them. We then outline the tools that we have built, tying their technical descriptions to the user requirements. The main tools are the note-taking environment and its faceted search capabilities; the data integration platform including the Data API, supporting semantic enrichment through entity recognition; and the environment supporting the software development processes throughout the project to keep both technical partners and researchers in the loop. The outcomes are technical together with new resources developed and gathered, and the research workflow that has been described and documented.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: User requirements document Software development process Data science Faceted search Computer science End user Comparative historical research Data integration computer.software_genre computer Note-taking Workflow


CENDARI infrastructure, [INFO.INFO-HC]Computer Science [cs]/Human-Computer Interaction [cs.HC], History, Research, Computer Science - Digital Libraries, Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design, Computer Science Applications, Information Systems, Conservation, Digital Libraries (cs.DL), FOS: Computer and information sciences

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Funded by
Collaborative EuropeaN Digital/Archival Infrastructure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 284432
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
Related to Research communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage DH-CH Projects : CENDARI
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