WP3: Lifting Technologies and Services into the SSH Cloud

D3.4 Multilingual ontologies for Occupation, Industry, Regions and cities, Food items, and Religion, with use case

In the SSHOC project Task 3.2 (Selected SSH Ontologies and Vocabularies) several efforts were taken to foster the use of selected global ontologies regarding occupational titles, educational categories, sectors of industry, geographical regions, food items, and religions.

D3.5 Report on citation enabled SSH catalogues and SSH citation exploitation

Citation is a pillar for the construction of knowledge. By creating proper citations in a standardized way researchers can constitute a mesh of linked information for various purposes (from credit to reuse). This becomes increasingly important as the SSHOC Task 3.4 team confronts the realities of Social Sciences and Humanities Research in a digital age, when machine actionability takes on a renewed and vital importance.

D3.6 Report on SSHOC format interoperability solution services, including new software

The SSHOC project task 3.5 has worked with metadata and data format interoperability issues and built an interoperability hub consisting of a portal (called Conversion Hub) and selected metadata conversion solutions that the task team is currently developing. The work is based on earlier work of task 3.5 that delivered Deliverable 3.1 Report on SSHOC (meta)data interoperability problems, which provided an inventory of metadata and data formats used by the SSHOC communities, and recommendations for metadata standards and data file formats.

D3.7 Technical report on information extraction from heterogeneous data using TDM

This deliverable summarises the activities within Task 3.3. that were led by CLARIN ERIC with the main partners CLARIN/Athena, CLARIN/CUNI, and DARIAH/UGOE, and additional collaboration with SciencesPo. Over the course of M1-M38 the partners developed three demonstration scenarios that highlight the value of NLP (Natural Language Processing) technologies for the SSH field and investigated which aspects of the outcomes of T3.3. and in which form can be shared via SSH Open Marketplace.

D3.8 Implementation report and available SSHOC Switchboard and VCR services

 SSHOC Task 3.6 (Making Data Re-usable and Actionable) focuses on two services originally from the CLARIN infrastructure domain, which in discussion and collaboration with the SSHOC communities are generalised and adapted to serve the broader Humanities and Social Sciences. Specifically with the purpose of facilitating better sharing and re-use of data and services in innovative ways.

Those services are the SSH Switchboard also known as the CLARIN Language Resource Switchboard and the SSH Virtual Collection Registry also known as the CLARIN Virtual Collection Registry (VCR).

D3.9 Report on Ontology and Vocabulary Collection and Publication

This deliverable pertains to SSHOC Task 3.1 which was responsible for investigating and providing resources and tools to support the multilingual aspects of the future pan-EU SSH infrastructure.

Making data and services accessible and usable in SSH is very much also a matter of providing relevant translations, translation of metadata concepts, multilingual vocabularies, terminology extraction across languages, multilingual databases.

MS8 Choice of Vocabulary Publication platform for SSHOC

It is important to understand the general framework of use for a vocabulary publication platform for the SSHOC project. In SSHOC, it is crucial to support better discovery of SSH research data in order to ensure better access and reusability. This will be made possible through support for multilinguality. In infrastructures, metadata aggregation platforms are provided that map metadata to a shared common ontology usually in English.

MS12 Implementation plan SSHOC Switchboard and VCR Services

The report contains a global workplan for SSHOC Task 3.6 with respect to SSHOC Switchboard and Virtual Collection Registry integration and extension.

The milestone MS12 is described in the SSHOC GA as an “Implementation plan SSHOC Switchboard and VCR services”, verifiable by: “A flexible planning for the extension and integration of SSHOC Switchboard and VCR”.

MS14 Inventory of existing (meta-)data format interoperability solutions

This document reports on the SSHOC project Milestone 14 inventory process and results. Earlier work of task 3.5 delivered D3.1 Report on SSHOC (meta)data interoperability problems, which provided an inventory of metadata and data formats used by the SSHOC communities, recommendations for metadata standards and data file formats, and priorities for providing conversion services.

WP4: Innovations in Data Production

D4.1 A sample management system for cross- national web survey

The European Social Survey ERIC (ESS) experimented with the world’s first cross-national probability-based online panel, named CRONOS, recruited off the back of ESS Round 8. One of the biggest challenges of the project was the coordination and harmonised management of the sample in the three different European countries taking part in the project (Estonia, Slovenia and Great Britain.