AMMO ontology of Finnish historical occupations

Mikko Koho, Lia Gasbarra, Jouni Tuominen, Heikki Rantala, Ilkka Jokipii, Eero Hyvönen

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This paper introduces AMMO Ontology of Finnish Historical Occupations. AMMO is based on thousands of occupational labels extracted from three Finnish military historical datasets of the early 20th century: the first consists of the ca. 40 000 war-related death records around the time of the Finnish Civil War (1914–1922); the second consists of the ca. 95 000 death records of Finnish soldiers in the Second World War (1939–1945); the third contains the ca. 4500 records of Finnish prisoners of war in the Soviet Union during the WW2. Our goal from a Digital Humanities perspective is to use AMMO to study military history and these datasets based on the occupation and social status of the soldiers. AMMO will also be used as a component for faceted search and semantic recommendation in two semantic portals for Finnish military history. AMMO is aligned with the international historical occupation classification HISCO and with a modern Finnish occupational classification for international and national interoperability. The ontology is published as Linked Open Data in an ontology service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Workshop on Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage - Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 Jun 20193 Jun 2019
Conference number: 1


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