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MTSR 2021


15th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research

29th November - 3rd December 2021


Keynote Speaker


Dr. Marcia Lei Zeng

We are honored to introduce our keynote speaker

Dr. Marcia Lei Zeng, Professor, Kent State University, USA

Keynote Presentation title:
“Semantic Enrichment of LAM Data to Support Digital Humanities”



The field of digital humanities (DH) has advanced tremendously over the last decade and continues to expand. The demands for smarter and bigger historical and cultural heritage data, which usually cannot be obtained through web crawling or scraping, have directed attention toward the data provided by libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs). In order to enhance LAM data’s quality and discoverability while enabling a self-sustaining ecosystem, “semantic enrichment" has become an increasingly used strategy for LAMs during recent years, representing a major step in enhancing existing LAM data through semantic technologies. This presentation will provide a framework for approaches used in semantic enrichment that can be applied to LAM data at various levels. It will focus on structured and semi-structured data, with additional discussions on turning unstructured data into structured data, with the aim of maximizing LAM data’s discoverability, use- and reuse-ability, and their value in the mainstream of DH and Semantic Web.



Marcia Lei Zeng is a professor for the School of Information at Kent State University. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, etc.), Linked Data, metadata, smart data and big data, database quality control, semantic technologies, and digital humanities. Dr. Zeng has authored over 100 research papers, as well as six books. Her research projects have received funding from the NSF, IMLS, OCLC, Fulbright, and other organizations. She has chaired and served on committees, working groups, and executive boards for IFLA, SLA, ASIS&T, iSchools, NISO, ISO, DCMI, ISKO, and W3C. Currently she is serving as a Governing Board Member of DCMI and an Executive Board Member of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO). Most recently, she served as the Lead Guest Editor for the Special Issue of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) on Digital Humanities. See Marcia Lei Zeng' Personal Web Site

Co-organized by

Universidad Complutense Madrid
University College London
School of Information
School of Information
Georg Eckert Institute
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication
University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Department of Library Science, Archives and Information Systems
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus University of Technology
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