BiographyNet: Extracting Relations Between People and Events

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Abstract

This paper describes BiographyNet, a digital humanities project (2012-2016) that brings together researchers from history, computational linguistics and computer science. The project uses data from the Biography Portal of the Netherlands (BPN), which contains approximately 125,000 biographies from a variety of Dutch biographical dictionaries from the eighteenth century until now, describing around 76,000 individuals. BiographyNet's aim is to strengthen the value of the portal and comparable biographical datasets for historical research, by improving the search options and the presentation of its outcome, with a historically justified NLP pipeline that works through a user evaluated demonstrator. The project's main target group are professional historians. The project therefore worked with two key concepts: "provenance" -understood as a term allowing for both historical source criticism and for references to data-management and programming interventions in digitized sources; and "perspective" interpreted as inherent uncertainty concerning the interpretation of historical results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropa baut auf Biographien: Aspekte, Bausteine, Normen und Standards für eine europäische Biographik
EditorsÁ.Z. Bernád, C. Gruber, M. Kaiser
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publishernew academic press
Pages193-227
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9783700320692
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Target Groups
The Netherlands
Historical Sources
History
Programming
Historian
Natural Language Processing
Historical Research
Source Criticism
Computational Linguistics
Data Management
Biographical Dictionaries
Computer Science
Linguistic Science

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Fokkens, A., Braake, S. T., Ockeloen, N., Vossen, P., Legêne, S., Schreiber, G., & Boer, V. D. (2018). BiographyNet: Extracting Relations Between People and Events. In Á. Z. Bernád, C. Gruber, & M. Kaiser (Eds.), Europa baut auf Biographien: Aspekte, Bausteine, Normen und Standards für eine europäische Biographik (pp. 193-227). Berlin: new academic press.
Fokkens, Antske ; Braake, Serge Ter ; Ockeloen, Niels ; Vossen, Piek ; Legêne, Susan ; Schreiber, Guus ; Boer, Victor de. / BiographyNet: Extracting Relations Between People and Events. Europa baut auf Biographien: Aspekte, Bausteine, Normen und Standards für eine europäische Biographik. editor / Á.Z. Bernád ; C. Gruber ; M. Kaiser. Berlin : new academic press, 2018. pp. 193-227
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Europa baut auf Biographien: Aspekte, Bausteine, Normen und Standards für eine europäische Biographik. ed. / Á.Z. Bernád; C. Gruber; M. Kaiser. Berlin : new academic press, 2018. p. 193-227.

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Fokkens A, Braake ST, Ockeloen N, Vossen P, Legêne S, Schreiber G et al. BiographyNet: Extracting Relations Between People and Events. In Bernád ÁZ, Gruber C, Kaiser M, editors, Europa baut auf Biographien: Aspekte, Bausteine, Normen und Standards für eine europäische Biographik. Berlin: new academic press. 2018. p. 193-227