LINCS will convert existing data into Linked Open Data (LOD) by extracting linked data entities and relationships from heterogeneous datasets. Tools will be created and adapted to detect entities, disambiguate or link entities, detect relationships between entities and validate the results. These tools will become a part of the LINCS Conversion Toolkit which will allow us to mobilize, enrich, and interlink research data.


LINCS Conversion Toolkit




The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) has developed an in-browser XML and LOD annotation editor (CWRC-Writer) for use by individual scholars and for collaborative scholarly editing projects that require a lightweight online editing environment. The editor builds on the TinyMCE HTML editor and incorporates additional services like document storage, NERVE (Named Entity and Vetting Environment) and entity lookups. A stand-alone, containerized version of CWRC-Writer that uses GitHub for storage is available for anyone's use. CWRC-Writer is also integrated with the CWRC Research Environment; other versions of the tool are running separately on servers in Germany and the United States. The codebase for CWRC-Writer and its connected services is retrievable HERE.



NERVE (Named Entity Recognition Vetting Environment) is a web service that allows you to upload an XML document, run Stan- ford NER to recognize entities, and look up and add URIs to new or pre-existing enti- ties. The current version is available via CWRC-Writer and supports most major TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) schema customi- zations, along with the Orlando and CWRC (Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory) schemas.

Data Processing



NSSI (NERVE Secure Scalable Infrastructure) is an extensible application for managing data processing workflows needed by NERVE. It comes with a collection of mod- ules that implement content extraction, entity recognition, and entity linking. New services for other kinds of data conversion can be added modularly to the application. One such service will allow you to provide large sets of structured bibliographic data and quickly receive back the most likely entity matches from an authority file.




Humanities Visualizer (HuViz) is a browser-based tool for visualizing linked data. HuViz allows researchers to explore RDF datasets and ontologies in the form of an interactive graph. The user can discover connections between entities—for example, people, places, and organizations—either by clicking and dragging nodes directly into the graph or by executing commands in the Commands Tab.

Big Diva


Big Data Infrastructure Visualization Application (BigDIVA) is a dynamic environment for browsing, searching, and interacting with the ARC (Advanced Research Consortium) catalogue. This interface allows users to view all their search results at once rather than paging through endless lists of returns and hoping the search engine has put the most relevant items towards the top.


Voyant Tools


Voyant Tools is a web-based text reading and analysis environment. It is designed to facilitate reading and interpretive practices for digital humanities students and scholars as well as for the general public.