Data and Information Management Implementation of a Linked Data-Based Genealogy Knowledge Service Platform for Digital Humanities

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Author : Xia Cuijuan*, Liu Wei, Zhang Lei

Abstract: Linked data is becoming a mature technology as a lightweight realization of the Semantic Web, as well as a way of facilitating knowledge reorganization and discovery. As a use case and start point, based on linked data technology, a genealogy knowledge service platform was implemented by the Shanghai Library for providing knowledge discovery and open data services. This article explains the design and development of the Genealogy Knowledge Service Platform, describes the method and process of the implementation, and introduces four examples of how the platform helps users to discover questions, raise questions, and solve questions for their research, to explain how Linked Data can be used in Digital Humanities.

Keywords: Digital Humanities; Linked Data; Genealogy.


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