Reassembling and enriching the life stories in printed biographical registers

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2017
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Language, Data, and Knowledge - First International Conference, LDK 2017, Proceedings, Volume 10318 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
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This paper presents the idea to enrich printed biographical person registers with linked data related to events that took place after the register was published. By transforming printed historical documents into structured data, semantic search to written texts can be provided for the reader. Even more importantly, life stories of historical persons can be extended based on data linking by extracting semantic structures from printed texts, and by combining this data with external datasets and data services. Such linking provides an enriched context for prosopographical research on people in the register, as well as an enhanced reading experience for anyone interested in reading the biographies. As a concrete case study, a register 1867–1992 of over 10 000 alumni of the prominent Finnish high school “Norssi” was transformed into RDF, was enriched by data linking, was published as a linked data service, and is provided to end users via a faceted search engine and browser for studying lives of historical personsand for prosopographical research.
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Hyvönen , E , Leskinen , P , Heino , E , Tuominen , J & Sirola , L 2017 , Reassembling and enriching the life stories in printed biographical registers : Norssi high school alumni on the semantic web . in Language, Data, and Knowledge - First International Conference, LDK 2017, Proceedings . vol. 10318 LNAI , Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , vol. 10318 LNAI , Springer , pp. 113-119 , International Conference on Language, Data, and Knowledge , Galway , Ireland , 19/06/2017 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59888-8_9