Using Linked Data for Prosopographical Research of Historical Persons : Case U.S. Congress Legislators

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Miyakita , G , Leskinen , P & Hyvönen , E A 2018 , Using Linked Data for Prosopographical Research of Historical Persons : Case U.S. Congress Legislators . in M Ioannides , E Fink , R Brumana , P Patias , A Doulamis , J Martins & M Wallace (eds) , Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection : 7th International Conference, EuroMed 2018, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 29-November 3, 2018, Proceedings. Part II . vol. 2 , Lecture notes in computer science , no. 11197 , Springer , pp. 150-162 , International Conference on Digital Heritage , Nicosia , Cyprus , 29/10/2018 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01765-1

Title: Using Linked Data for Prosopographical Research of Historical Persons : Case U.S. Congress Legislators
Author: Miyakita, Goki; Leskinen, Petri; Hyvönen, Eero Antero
Editor: Ioannides, Marinos; Fink, Eleanor; Brumana, Raffaella; Patias, Petros; Doulamis, Anastasios; Martins, João; Wallace, Manolis
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Digital Humanities
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection 7th International Conference, EuroMed 2018, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 29-November 3, 2018, Proceedings. Part II
Belongs to series: Lecture notes in computer science
ISBN: 978-3-030-01764-4
978-3-030-01765-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/320308
Abstract: This paper shows how biographical registries can be represented as Linked Data, enriched by data linking to related data sources, and used in Digital Humanities. As a use case, a database of 11 987 historical U.S. Congress Legislators in 1789–2018 was transformed into a knowledge graph. The data was published as a Linked Data service, including a SPARQL endpoint, on top of which tools for biographical and prosopographical research are implemented. A faceted browser named U.S. Congress Prosopographer with visualization tools for knowledge discovery is presented to provide new insights in political history.
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
Linked Data
Visualization
615 History and Archaeology
Biography
Digital Humanities
American history
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