A linked open data architecture for the historical archives of the Getulio Vargas Foundation

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This paper presents an architecture for historical archives maintenance based on Open Linked Data technologies and open source distributed development model and tools. The proposed architecture is being implemented for the archives of the Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil (Center for Research and Documentation of Brazilian Contemporary History) of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (Getulio Vargas Foundation). We discuss the benefits of this initiative and suggest ways of implementing it, as well as describing the preliminary milestones already achieved. We also present some of the possibilities for extending the accessibility and usefulness of the data archives information using semantic web technologies, natural language processing, image analysis tools, and audio–textual alignment, both in progress and planned.