LINCS System Diagram

The LINCS Conversion portal will provide links to and documentation of various tools and interfaces for creating and converting Linked Open Data, ranging from accessible ones such as the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) through to ones requiring greater technical knowledge, including Spyral or Jupyter programming notebook environments. LINCS will document user workflows and provide technical documentation for the tools and related code used on the project, and for the tools it adopts or adapts.

The LINCS system is presented in four parts: Source Data, Conversion, Storage, and Access. Source Data consists of researcher datasets from GitHub, institutional repositories, and data from Scholar\’s Portal. Data from linked platforms like CWRC, partner datastores like Canadiana and Library and Archives Canada, and protected data sources from the Hathi Trust and the Internet Archive, also represent source datasets for LINCS. Conversion interfaces will be aggregated on the LINCS Conversion Portal and will include the following tools for experienced users: CWRC, CWRC-Writer, ARC\’s DH dashboard, Spyral Notebooks from Voyant, Jupyter notebooks, Pelagios, NERVE, TEI conversion interfaces, and the Karma digital integration tool. The following services will be available for technical users: entity extraction (NER), relation extraction, Linking, XML/TEI to RDF conversion, knowledge graph management, results vetting, entity minting, and functions from other PRIMA tools. Storage will be built around the LINCS triplestore that will be backed up by a mirror triplestore and a long-term preservation site. It will also connect to external Linked Open Data and have an administrative interface. Access will be provided by the Web Interface to the LINCS triplestore and will provide mainstream users with a Content Box service, Browsing via Big Diva, a Feedback tool, Search functionality, and a results viewer. The content box will function as a browser plugin that will show LINCS contexts. External bridges to Voyant and Huviz tools will be available from the Web Interface.

An overview of the LINCS system (version 3, November 2020)