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.
|Title of host publication||Biographical Data in a Digital World 2017|
|Editors||Antske Fokkens, Serge ter Braake, Ronald Sluijter, Paul Arthur, Eveline Wandl-Vogt|
|Publisher||RWTH Aachen University|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||Biographical Data in a Digital World - Ars Electronica Linz, Linz, Austria|
Duration: 6 Nov 2017 → 7 Nov 2017
Conference number: 2
|Name||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|Workshop||Biographical Data in a Digital World|
|Period||06/11/2017 → 07/11/2017|
- Data visualization
- Linked data
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Leskinen, P. (Creator), Tamper, M. (Creator), Ikkala, E. (Creator), Rantala, H. (Creator), Tuominen, J. (Supervisor) & Hyvönen, E. (Supervisor), Linked Data Finland, 27 Sept 2018