Digital Humanities and Military History: Analyzing Casualties of the WarSampo Knowledge Graph

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2022
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en
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9
308-316
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CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 3232
Abstract
This paper shows how various prosopographical phenomena can be highlighted and visualized in the WarSampo Knowledge Graph that contains rich data about Finland in the Second World War as Linked Open Data, including detailed metadata of more than 100 000 people. WarSampo Portal contains tools for simple prosopographical data analysis of the person registers, and accessing the SPARQL endpoint directly opens up further possibilities in using the ontology infrastructure for enhanced information retrieval and pursuing digital humanities studies. This paper overviews of these possibilities of WarSampo, and presents examples of how it, and by extension Linked Data more generally, can be used to created data analyses to support historical research.
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Funding Information: We wish to acknowledge CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland, for computational resources. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 Copyright for this paper by its authors. Use permitted under Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
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Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities, Linked Data, Military History, Prosopography
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Koho, M, Rantala, H & Hyvönen, E 2022, ' Digital Humanities and Military History : Analyzing Casualties of the WarSampo Knowledge Graph ', CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 3232, pp. 308-316 . < https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3232/paper29.pdf >