Markus Michael Geipel

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Markus Michael Geipel


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Short Bio

Markus M. Geipel studied Computer Science at Technische Universität München (University of Technology, Munich) and the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from the Technische Universität München with highest distinction, he additionally earned a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He joined the German National Library in 2011 and currently works on the project as well as the German Digital Library (DDB).

Interest in LODLAM

I would love to discuss the following issues at LODLAM:
1. How can data sets in the cultural domain be connected to form a knowledge network beyond the boundaries of institutions and domains?
2. How can such connections be used to gain new insights and to offer new discovery services to users?


Government (incl National and State libraries and archives)

Linked Open Data Projects

I am lead developer of the Culturegraph project, which is run by the German National Library. Culturegraph, is an open platform for connecting and processing metadata. Its guiding principles are transparency and high performance.
Currently Culturegraph stores, processes and indexes over 100 million bibliographic records from the German library network. Data from further countries is about to be added soon.
Applications of the platform include data bundling to identify duplicates, performing statistical analyses and augmenting searches. Future perspectives include facilitating multilingual search for authority data, data enrichment as well as automatic translation of classification schemata.


German National Library