Publishing Second World War History as Linked Data Events on the Semantic Web

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Publishing Second World War History as Linked Data Events on the Semantic Web. / Hyvönen, Eero; Heino, Erkki; Leskinen, Petri; Ikkala, Esko; Koho, Mikko; Tamper, Claire; Tuominen, Jouni; Mäkelä, Eetu.

2016. 571-573 Paper presented at Digital Humanities, Krakow, Poland.

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Hyvönen, E, Heino, E, Leskinen, P, Ikkala, E, Koho, M, Tamper, C, Tuominen, J & Mäkelä, E 2016, 'Publishing Second World War History as Linked Data Events on the Semantic Web' Paper presented at Digital Humanities, Krakow, Poland, 11/07/2016 - 16/07/2016, pp. 571-573.

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title = "Publishing Second World War History as Linked Data Events on the Semantic Web",
abstract = "Data about wars is typically heterogeneous, distributed in the data silos of the fighting parties, multilingual, and often controversial depending on the political point of view. It is therefore hard for the historians to get a global picture of what has actually happened, to whom, where, when, and how. We argue that Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies are a very promising approach for modeling, harmonizing, and aggregating data about war history. Our goal is to make it possible, for both historians and laymen, to study history in a contextualized way where linked datasets enrich each other. The paper presents the in-use WarSampo 1 system, where massive collections of heterogeneous data about the (Finnish) history of the Second World War are harmonized using an event-based approach, and provided as a Linked Open Data service for applications to use. As a use case, a semantic portal WarSampo providing six different perspectives to the war based on events is presented.",
author = "Eero Hyv{\"o}nen and Erkki Heino and Petri Leskinen and Esko Ikkala and Mikko Koho and Claire Tamper and Jouni Tuominen and Eetu M{\"a}kel{\"a}",
year = "2016",
month = "7",
day = "1",
language = "English",
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note = "Digital Humanities : Digital Identities: the Past and the Future ; Conference date: 11-07-2016 Through 16-07-2016",

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T1 - Publishing Second World War History as Linked Data Events on the Semantic Web

AU - Hyvönen, Eero

AU - Heino, Erkki

AU - Leskinen, Petri

AU - Ikkala, Esko

AU - Koho, Mikko

AU - Tamper, Claire

AU - Tuominen, Jouni

AU - Mäkelä, Eetu

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N2 - Data about wars is typically heterogeneous, distributed in the data silos of the fighting parties, multilingual, and often controversial depending on the political point of view. It is therefore hard for the historians to get a global picture of what has actually happened, to whom, where, when, and how. We argue that Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies are a very promising approach for modeling, harmonizing, and aggregating data about war history. Our goal is to make it possible, for both historians and laymen, to study history in a contextualized way where linked datasets enrich each other. The paper presents the in-use WarSampo 1 system, where massive collections of heterogeneous data about the (Finnish) history of the Second World War are harmonized using an event-based approach, and provided as a Linked Open Data service for applications to use. As a use case, a semantic portal WarSampo providing six different perspectives to the war based on events is presented.

AB - Data about wars is typically heterogeneous, distributed in the data silos of the fighting parties, multilingual, and often controversial depending on the political point of view. It is therefore hard for the historians to get a global picture of what has actually happened, to whom, where, when, and how. We argue that Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies are a very promising approach for modeling, harmonizing, and aggregating data about war history. Our goal is to make it possible, for both historians and laymen, to study history in a contextualized way where linked datasets enrich each other. The paper presents the in-use WarSampo 1 system, where massive collections of heterogeneous data about the (Finnish) history of the Second World War are harmonized using an event-based approach, and provided as a Linked Open Data service for applications to use. As a use case, a semantic portal WarSampo providing six different perspectives to the war based on events is presented.

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