Time Capsule is a research platform that enables the exploration of complex interrelated data. By highlighting the temporal, geographical and informational context of the data, Time Capsule can foster research from various disciplines.

The system as it is presented on this website integrates

  • 8 datasets from 7 data providers
  • 55 million RDF triples
  • 9 GB data

All datasets used in this use case relate to the history of pharmacy and botany, but you can adopt the system for other datasets as well.

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Time Capsule is a research platform that allows researchers from various disciplines to explore complex interrelated data, by highlighting their temporal, geographical and informational context. For the integration of the data sources, Time Capsule uses a custom made ontology that formally defines the concepts, their properties, and interrelations of the notions salient to the case study at hand. However, the ontology has been designed in such a way that it is extensible and applicable to other domains.

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