The main goal of BRIDGE is to develop a search engine that enables exploration of the catalog through a network of relations between entities.


BRIDGE focusses on access to television archives. Broadcasting organizations have moved to cross-media production companies where users are directly involved in online discussions afterwards. To be meaningful, these additional materials must be linked to the traditionally archived television material in order to arrive at a useful web of information.

The project develops, tests and implements efficient, effective and robust methods for automatically creating meaningful links between dynamically expanding archived television data and other information sources centered around entities, themes and events. The network of related entities resulting from this will be made available by means of an interface for exploration of the catalog.

BRIDGE is a 4-year project that is financed within the CATCH programme of NWO.

Project Partners

ILPS (University of Amsterdam), Television & Screen Cultures in Transition (Utrecht University), Sound and Vision