Analyzing and Visualizing Prosopographical Linked Data Based on Biographies

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2018
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en
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39-44
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Biographical Data in a Digital World 2017, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 2119
Abstract
This paper shows how faceted search on biographical data can be utilized as a flexible basis for filtering target groups of people and, in particular, how generic data analysis and visualizations tools can then be applied for solving prosopographical research questions based on the filtered data. This idea is demonstrated and evaluated in practice by presenting two application case studies: 1) linked data extracted from a printed registry of over 10 000 alumni (1867–1992) of the prominent Finnish high school Norssi, and 2) a knowledge graph extracted from 13 000 short biographies of significant Finnish people (from 3rd century to present times) in the National Biography of Finland. In both cases, the data is enriched by linking their entities with several other external datasets.
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Biography, Data visualization, Linked data, Prosopography
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Leskinen , P , Hyvönen , E & Tuominen , J 2018 , Analyzing and Visualizing Prosopographical Linked Data Based on Biographies . in A Fokkens , S ter Braake , R Sluijter , P Arthur & E Wandl-Vogt (eds) , Biographical Data in a Digital World 2017 . CEUR Workshop Proceedings , vol. 2119 , RWTH Aachen University , pp. 39-44 , Biographical Data in a Digital World , Linz , Austria , 06/11/2017 . < http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2119/paper7.pdf >