Visualizing and Analyzing Networks of Named Entities in Biographical Dictionaries for Digital Humanities Research

Minna Tamper*, Petri Leskinen, Eero Hyvönen

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Abstract

This paper shows how named entity extraction and networkanalysis can be used to examine biographies individually and in groupsto aid historians in biographical and prosopographical research. For this purpose a reference network of 13 100 biographies in the collections ofthe Biographical Centre of the Finnish Literature Society was created, based on links between the biographies as well as automatically extracted named entities found in the texts. The data was published in a SPARQL endpoint as a Linked Data knowledge graph on top of which network analytic tools were created and analysis were done showing the usefulness of the approach in Digital Humanities. The reference graph has been utilized for network analysis to examine egocentric networks of individual persons as well as networks among groups of people in prosopography. The data and tools presented are in use since autumn 2018 in the semantic portal BiographySampo that has had tens of thousands of users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 20th International Conference, CICLing 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAlexander Gelbukh
PublisherSpringer
Pages199-214
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-24337-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-24336-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - La Rochelle, France
Duration: 7 Apr 201913 Apr 2019
Conference number: 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume13451
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing
Abbreviated titleCICLing
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLa Rochelle
Period07/04/201913/04/2019

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