Fiction Literature as Linked Open Data-the BookSampo Dataset

Eetu Mäkelä*, Kaisa Hypén, Eero Hyvönen

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    The BookSampo dataset provides information as linked data on fiction literature published in Finland going back to the 15th century, along with rich descriptions of both their content and context. The dataset contains data on nearly 400,000 subjects, including literary works, authors, book covers, reviews, awards, images, and movies, over 3 million triples in total. The data has been applied as the basis of the BookSampo portal in public use in Finland, and is aligned with the cross-domain cultural heritage contents and ontologies of CultureSampo, another in-use semantic portal. The data has been used to answer complex questions, such as what topics should one write about, if one wants to get a literary award (based on statistics). The metadata was transformed into RDF from legacy library databases, then enriched manually by dozens of librarians in aWeb 2.0 fashion in Finnish public libraries, and is constantly updated at a rate of some new 90,000 triples monthly. © 2012 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)299-306
    Number of pages8
    JournalSemantic Web
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Dataset
    • Fiction literature
    • Linked data
    • Modelling


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