Leon van Wissen

Leon van Wissen

Data Engineer

University of Amsterdam

Biography

I am a Data Engineer at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for the Golden Agents project, CREATE, and the Data Science Center. I work with historical databases and linked data.

Interests
  • Language Technology and the Semantic Web
  • Dutch literature
  • Early modern history
  • Cycling
Education
  • MA (Research) in Literary Studies and Computational Linguistics, 2015-2018

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • BA in Dutch language and culture, 2012-2015

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Projects

Cinema Context as Linked Open Data

Cinema Context as Linked Open Data

Documentation pages, data and pipeline of the conversion of Cinema Context, an encyclopædia on Dutch film culture, to Linked Open Data / RDF.

The Montias Case

The Montias Case

The demo shows the intersection of datasets the Golden Agents project is working with, as shown on top of a single archival book (NA 2408) from the Amsterdam City Archives. The demo is built with Mirador version 3 and uses the iiif Presentation API version 3.0.

LODLAM 2020

LODLAM 2020

Reconstructions and Observations in Archival Resources - Golden Agents' LODLAM challenge entry

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Ontology to describe Reconstructions and Observations in Archival Resources

Hollywood Science: Art, Science and Film

Hollywood Science: Art, Science and Film

Course tought at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2017 and 2018.

Publications

(2021). Cinema Context as Linked Open Data: Converting an online Dutch film culture dataset to RDF. SEMANTICS 2021, 6-9th September Amsterdam.

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(2021). Using Linked Data to track and trace processes of canonization in early modern Dutch literature. Digital Humanities Benelux journal.

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(2021). Linked Data on historical persons: publishability, interconnectivity and sustainability. Panel at DHBenelux 2021, 2-4 June. World Wide Web.

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(2021). Linked Data in a 3D Context: Experiential Interfaces for Exploring the Interconnections of 17th-Century Historical Data. Presented at DHBenelux 2021, 2-4 June. World Wide Web.

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(2021). Cinema Context As Linked Open Data: A Conversion To RDF. Presented at HoMER Conference 2021, May 24-29 June. Online.

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Teaching

Courses thought

Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA), Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities, department Media Studies

  • Coding the Humanities (Spring 2021)

    Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities, department Language, Literatuur & Communication

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities (Fall 2020)

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

  • Hollywood Science, Art, Science and Film (Spring 2018)

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

  • Hollywood Science, Art, Science and Film (Fall 2017)

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

  • Methods and Techniques (Spring 2017)

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)