Mining Text, Linking Entities – National Library Board of Singapore’s Journey

« Connecting collections across institutions and discovering hidden knowledge has always been our goal. Due to disparate data sources, differing levels of quality and granularity in the data sets and varying terminologies used for concepts and entities, this has proved to be a challenge. Barring standardisation across knowledge repositories, which is an insurmountable task, the next best thing will be to explore how text mining techniques together with linked data technology may be of help to support semantic searches. Working on text mining techniques to identify works and entities, the National Library Board of Singapore (NLB) has discovered a way to link its resources to other institutions’ knowledge bases. (…) »