Linking Dutch civil certificates

Joe Raad, Rick Mourits, Auke Rijpma, Ruben Schalk, Richard Zijdeman, Kees Mandemakers, Albert Meroño-Peñuela

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Finding and linking different appearances of the same entity in an open Web setting is one of the primary challenges of the Semantic Web. In social and economic history, record linkage has dealt with this problem for a long time, linking historical individual records at a local database level. With the advent of semantic technologies, Knowledge Graphs containing these records have been published, raising the need for large-scale linking techniques that consider the particularities of historical individual linking. In this paper we focus on our current investigation of such techniques to link the Dutch civil certificates in the LINKS/CLARIAH project. We describe the production of the LINKS Knowledge Graph, and we show its potential at answering domain research questions through its large number of owl:sameAs links.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWHiSe 2020 Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSe 2020) co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020) Heraklion, Greece, June 2, 2020 (online)
EditorsAlessandro Adamou, Enrico Daga, Albert Meroño-Peñuela
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020
Event3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web, WHiSe 2020 - Virtual, Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 2 Jun 2020 → …

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web, WHiSe 2020
CityVirtual, Heraklion
Period2/06/20 → …


  • Civil certificates linking
  • Digital humanities
  • Linked data


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