AMMO ontology of Finnish historical occupations

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Researchers

Research units

  • Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo)
  • HELDIG - Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities
  • University of Helsinki
  • National Archives of Finland

Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2375
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

ID: 38958553