Lenticular Lens


Lenticular Lens is a tool which allows users to construct linksets between entities from different Timbuctoo datasets (so called data-alignment or reconciliation). Lenticular Lens tracks the configuration and the algorithms used in the alignment and is also able to report on manual corrections and the amount of manual validation done.


  1. Link Creation
    • Resource Selection
    • Linkset Specification
    • Linkset Documentation
  2. Link Manipulation
    • Set Selection
    • Lens Specification
    • Lens Documentation
  3. Link Validation
    1. Link Network (Cluster)
    2. Manual
      • Individual Link
      • Network Visualisation
    3. Documentation of Cluster and Validation
  4. Data Export
    • Link-type Selection
    • Export format
    • Metadata Documentation

Future Plans



For any additional information feel free to contact:

DI Structured Data Team


Institutes and Projects

  1. Vrije Universiteit (VU): RISIS and CLARIAH
  2. University of Amsterdam (UvA): Golden Agents
  3. Huygens Institute: Golden Agents and CLARIAH



  1. Al Idrissou, Leon van Wissen, and Veruska Zamborlini. The Lenticular Lens – Addressing Various Aspects of Entity Disambiguation in the Semantic We At Graphs and Networks in the Humanities 2022, online, 3-4 February 2022.
  2. Al Idrissou, Veruska Carretta Zamborlini, Frank van Harmelen and Chiara Latronico. Contextual Entity Disambiguation in Domains with Weak Identity Criteria: Disambiguating Golden Age Amsterdamers. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP '19), September 2019.
  3. Al Idrissou, Veruska Carretta Zamborlini, Chiara Latronico and Frank van Harmelen, Charles van den Heuvel. Amsterdamers from the Golden Age to the Information Age via Lenticular Lenses. At DHBenelux 2018, Amsterdam, 6-8 June 2018.
  4. Al Idrissou, Frank van Harmelen and Peter van den Besselaar. Network Metrics for Assessing the Quality of Entity Resolution Between Multiple Datasets In Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EWAK 2018), November 2018
  5. Al Idrissou, Rinke Hoekstra, Frank van Harmelen and Peter van den Besselaar. Is my:sameAs the same as your:sameAs?: Lenticular Lenses for Context-Specific Identity. In Proceedings of the Knowledge Capture Conference (K-CAP 2017), December 2017
  6. Al Idrissou, Ali Khalili, Rik Hoekstra and Peter van den Besselaar. Managing metadata for science, technology and innovation studies: The RISIS case. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Vol. 1608, pp. 15-20), 2016.