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Go Sugimoto

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... is an open-minded, sharp, and competitive, yet friendly visionary of Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Years of experience in Japan, UK, Italy, the Netherlands, and Austria make him extremely unique. Over the last decade, he has played an influential role for the initiation and development of the massive projects of the European Commission (EC). Most notably, he was one of the founding members of Europeana and Archives Portal Europe to take care of metadata aggregation, semantic analysis, standardization, and system interoperability as well as software development, user evaluations, communication and dissemination, and business and marketing.

His versatile background and expertise in archaeology, heritage management, digital library, museum, archives, and linguistics lead him to work on a broad range of Digital Humanities activities. Since he joined the ACDH, not only has he been appointed by the EC as expert reviewer and monitor of H2020 research projects, but also has written and supported project proposals of ACDH for Austrian and European funding. In CLARIN, he is a part of metadata curation team, heavily working on the development of Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) and Component MetaData Infrastructure (CMDI). He is involved in the design and specifications of the Curation Module and Dashboard to make language resources and tools more accessible. His detailed research on the web traffic of the VLO demonstrated user needs and business strategies of CLARIN to align with the technical development. In addition, he tries to experiment and build prototypes of Wikipedia and DBpedia applications with PHP and/or Python, using various APIs and SPARQL endpoints with Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence techniques for federated search, semantic data integration, and gamification.


  • Sugimoto, Go. 2018. Who is open data for and why could it be hard to use it in the digital humanities? Federated application programming interfaces for interdisciplinary research. In: International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO) 12, p. 204-218. doi:10.1504/IJMSO.2017.10014806.
  • Ďurčo, Matej, Matteo Lorenzini, and Go Sugimoto. 2018. Something will be connected - Semantic mapping from CMDI to Parthenos Entities. In: CLARIN, (Ed.), Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest: Linköping University Electronic Press, p. 12.
  • Sugimoto, Go. 2018. Examining Web User Flows and Behaviours in CLARIN Ecosystem. In: CLARIN, (Ed.), Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest: Linköping University Electronic Press, p. 15.
  • Sugimoto, Go. 2018. Revitalizing Wikipedia/DBpedia Open Data by Gamification - SPARQL and API Experiment for Edutainment in Digital Humanities. In: Girón Palau, Jonathan and Isabel Galina Russell (Eds.), Digital Humanities 2018. Puentes - Bridges. Book of Abstracts / Libro de resúmenes, Mexico City: Red de Humanidades Digitales A. C.
  • Sugimoto, Go. 2017. Battle Without FAIR and Easy Data in Digital Humanities: An Empirical Research on the Challenges of Open Data and APIs for the James Cook Dynamic Journal. In: Garoufallou, Emmanouel, Sirje Virkus, Rania Siatri, and Damiana Koutsomiha (Eds.), Metadata and Semantic Research, Tallinn: Springer, Cham, p. 315-326. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-70863-8_30.
  • Sugimoto, Go. 2017. Number game - Experience of a European research infrastructure (CLARIN) for the analysis of web traffic. In: Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2016 Aix-en-Provence 26–28 October 2016, Aix-en-Provence: HAL.
  • Ostojic, Davor, Go Sugimoto, and Matej Ďurčo. 2017. Curation module in action-preliminary findings on VLO metadata quality. In: Proceedings of the CLARIN Annual Conference 2016, Aix-en-Provence.
  • King, Margaret, Davor Ostojic, Matej Ďurčo, and Go Sugimoto. 2016. Variability of the Facet Values in the VLO–a Case for Metadata Curation. In: CLARIN, (Ed.), Selected Papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2015, Wroclaw: Linköping University Electronic Press, p. 25–44.
  • Sugimoto, Go. 2015. Europeana and digital archives of the future – the past and the future by a founding member of Europeana. In: Yanagi, Yoshio and Makoto Okamoto (Eds.), What are the digital archives? - theory and practice, Tokyo: Bensei Publishing Inc.

Publications (Before ACDH)


Sugimoto, Go. 2013. Archives Portal Europe: a new frontier in digital space. Uncommon culture 2/2: Collections development.

Sugimoto, Go. 2012. State of the art – digital access to European cultural heritage information (dedicated to the implementation of the best practice in Japanese digital archaeological information). Journal of Computer Archaeology. Bensey publishing Inc, Tokyo.

Sugimoto, Go and Akira Igarashi. 2009. Dividing wall collapsed? – JAD2 Survey and ACT archaeology attempt to close the gap between archaeology and ICT. In Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 2007 proceedings.

Sugimoto, Go. 2008. Triple O (Ontology of Ontology) – A digital data survey for Japanese archaeology. In CAA2006 - Digital Discovery. Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage CAA2006 Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 34th Conference, Fargo, United States, April 2006, pp. 450-459.

Sugimoto, Go and Akira Igarashi. 2007. Digital Data Survey for Japanese Archaeology (JAD2) part II (Individuals). Nihon kokogaku - Journal of the Japanese Archaeological Association 14/24, pp. 107-122.

Sugimoto, Go. 2007. Face to face - A comparative study on the use of digital data in archaeology: UK versus Japan. Hermon, Sorin, and F. Niccolucci (Eds.), Communicating cultural heritage in the 21st century the Chiron project and its research opportunities. Archaeolingua. Budapest. pp. 95-122.

Sugimoto, Go, Achille Felicetti, Cinzia Perlingieri, and Sorin Hermon. 2007. CIDOC-CRM spider: Stonehenge as an example of semantic data integration. In VAST: International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage proceedings. DOI: 10.2312/VAST/VAST07/047-054

Hermon, Sorin, Go Sugimoto, and Hubert Mara. 2007. The London Charter and its applicability. In: VAST. International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Intelligent Cultural Heritage 2007 Proceedings.

Sugimoto, Go. 2006. Beauty or beast?: A Review of the CIDOC-CRM applications and thesauri in archaeology. In: The e-volution of Information Communication Technology in cultural heritage - Where Hi-Tech touches the past: Risks and challenges for the 21st century. CIPA/VAST/EG/EuroMed 2006. EPOCH publication. Archaeolingua. pp. 203-208.

Sugimoto, Go. 2006. Eyes of art – Archaeological information and digital archiving from the viewpoint of art. In: Journal of computer archaeology 11/2. Bensey publishing Inc, Tokyo. pp. 23-36.

Sugimoto, Go. 2005. Conservation and multiple perspectives 2. In: Museum Management Gakkai Kaiho 36/9/4, Tokyo, pp. 3-12.

Sugimoto, Go. 2005. Conservation and multiple perspectives 1. In: Museum Management Gakkai Kaiho 35/9/3, Tokyo, pp. 2-9.

Sugimoto, Go. 2004. Archaeological heritage management and service - The landscape of archaeological events in Britain. In: Dialogue of time and space - Archaeology in Mita, Department of Ethnology and Archaeology 25 Anniversary Theses. Rokuichi-shobo, Tokyo, pp. 349-355.

Sugimoto, Go. 2003. A blueprint of XML application in archaeology – Aerial photograph database of Herefordshire Sites and Monuments Record in the UK. Journal of computer archaeology 10/1. Bensey publishing Inc, Tokyo, pp. 13-26.

Sugimoto, Go. 2002. eXtensible Archaeology: An XML Application for an archaeological aerial photograph database. Archaeological Computing Newsletter 60/2002 Winter, Institute of archaeology, Oxford, pp. 9-16.