Laura Hollink

Scientific Staff Member

Full Name L. Hollink
Function(s) Scientific Staff Member
Telephone +31 20 592 4047
Room L334
Department(s) Information Access


I am interested in the creation and use of Linked Open Data - modelling, creating links between heterogeneous and often cross-media collections, and semantic search. One of my recent projects on linking media archives to political event data (PoliMedia) has been awarded the first prize in the LinkedUp Veni Challenge in 2013 and the Open Data Prize in the LODLAM challenge in 2015.

I also work on usage analysis. In particular, I am interested in how semantics can be used for the analysis of query and click logs. See my work with Yahoo! and The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision for examples. I am co-organizer of the USEWOD workshop series about Usage Data of the Web of Data. Every year since 2011 we release the 'USEWOD dataset' of usage logs of several Linked Data servers, including DBPedia and Bioportal.

Selected Publications

  • D. Odijk, C. Garbacea, T. Schoegje, L. Hollink, V. de Boer, K. Ribbens, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Supporting Exploration of Historical Perspectives Across Collections, Springer, 238-251, 2015
  • L. Hollink, M. (Martijn) Kleppe, M. (Max) Kemman, A.E. van Aggelen, W. van (Willem) Hage, The possibilities and challenges of using linked data for academic research: the case of the Talk of Europe project,, 2015


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