GoTriple Hackathon 2021
November 8, 2021 - November 16, 2021
Dates: 8–10 November & 15–16 November 2021
The GoTriple Hackathon is organised by TRIPLE partner EKT.
The GoTriple Hackathon helps the TRIPLE project to develop and implement GoTriple, an innovative multilingual and multicultural discovery solution for the social sciences and humanities (SSH). GoTriple will provide a single access point for a wide range of users such as researchers, institutions such as universities and libraries, enterprises, consultancies and media representatives. Find out more about the platform here.
Multilingualism is an essential feature of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) since scholars in these disciplines often publish in their native language. As a result, people who are engaged in the organisation and reuse of the produced knowledge often face difficulties in their tasks. The TRIPLE project aims to provide solutions to these problems.
Those who are going to participate in the GoTriple Hackathon will work on the improvement of the coverage of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) in the GoTriple vocabulary. Subject headings are specific words or phrases which are used in order to categorise and organise books and articles.
The Library of Congress Subject Headings is probably the most widely adopted subject indexing system in the world and has been translated into many languages. Despite the fact that LCSH is the most frequently translated Subject Headings System, there are discipline-specific vocabularies (i.e. selected lists of words which are used for the organisation of knowledge) which have not been correlated to the LCSH.
The challenge for the groups that will take part in this hackathon is to find solutions to the problem of mapping between vocabularies in the languages that are represented in the TRIPLE Project (Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish) and LCSH.