Linked death - Representing, publishing, and using Second World War death records as linked open data

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Abstract

War history of the Second World War (WW2), humankind's largest disaster, is of great interest to both laymen and researchers. Most of us have ancestors and relatives who participated in the war, and in the worst case got killed. Researchers are eager to find out what actually happened then, and even more importantly why, so that future wars could perhaps be prevented. The darkest data of war history are casualty records-from such data we could perhaps learn most about the war. This paper presents a model and system for representing death records as linked data, so that 1) citizens could find out more easily what happened to their relatives during WW2 and 2) digital humanities (DH) researchers could (re)use the data easily for research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWHiSe 2016 Humanities in the Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web co-located with 13th ESWC Conference 2016 (ESWC 2016)
EditorsAlessandro Adamou, Enrico Daga, Leif Isaksen
PublisherCEUR
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorkshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web - Anissaras, Greece
Duration: 29 May 201629 May 2016
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume1608
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web
Abbreviated titleWHiSe
CountryGreece
CityAnissaras
Period29/05/201629/05/2016
OtherCo-located with 13th ESWC Conference 2016 (ESWC 2016)

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  • Datasets

    WarSampo

    Koho, M. (Creator), Heino, E. (Creator), Ikkala, E. (Creator), Tamper, C. (Creator), Leskinen, P. (Creator), Dutruit, J. (Creator), Apajalahti, K. (Creator), Linked Data Finland, 27 Nov 2015

    Dataset

    Prizes

    Best Paper Award

    Erkki Heino (Recipient), 29 May 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Best Paper Award

    Petri Leskinen (Recipient), 29 May 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Best Paper Award, WHiSe workshop, ESWC Conference 2016 (Linked Death/WarSampo application)

    Mikko Koho (Recipient), 29 May 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Cite this

    Koho, M., Hyvönen, E., Heino, E., Tuominen, J., Leskinen, P., & Mäkelä, E. (2016). Linked death - Representing, publishing, and using Second World War death records as linked open data. In A. Adamou, E. Daga, & L. Isaksen (Eds.), WHiSe 2016 Humanities in the Semantic Web: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web co-located with 13th ESWC Conference 2016 (ESWC 2016) (pp. 3-14). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1608). CEUR.