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Sampo Model and Series of Semantic Portals

This page presents the ”Sampo” model and series of Linked Open Data services and semantic portals, based on a 1) shared model and framework and a 2) National SemanticWeb Infrastructure for Digital Humanities in Finland. Sampo portals, such as CultureSampo, BookSampo, WarSampo, BiographySampo, NameSampo, and WarVictimSampo 1914–1922, have had millions of end users on the Web in total, suggesting feasibility and sustainability of the approach developed. Several new Sampos are currently under development.

See the publictions below for more information about the Sampo model and the Sampo series of semantic portals based on it.

Table: Published and forth-coming semantic portals that have been implemented using the Sampo model (information updated 04/2020)

Portal URL Year Domain Unique users Knowledge graph triple count or size Faceted search engine User interface framework Primary data owner
Internal portals
MuseumFinland museosuomi.fi 2004 Museum collections 34 000 210 986 OntoViews Apache Cocoon National Museum of Finland
CultureSampo kulttuurisampo.fi 2008 GLAM collections 89 000 11 400 000 Custom Tapestry Over 20 Finnish Memory Organizations
HealthFinland - 2008 Health information Unknown 6 000 documents Custom Tapestry Finnish institute for health and welfare
TravelSampo - 2011 Cultural travel Unknown 17 000 000 places Custom Drupal and jQuery Several Finnish Memory Organizations
WarSampo sotasampo.fi/en 2015 Military history 655 000 14 322 426 SPARQL Faceter AngularJS National Archives of Finland
BiographySampo biografiasampo.fi 2018 Biographies 29000 5 373 496 SPARQL Faceter AngularJS Finnish Literature Society
NameSampo nimisampo.fi 2019 Place names 35 000 241 068 456 Sampo-UI Institute for the Languages of Finland
sotasurmat.narc.fi 2019 Military history 21 000 9 815 265 Sampo-UI National Archives of Finland
Mapping Manuscript Migrations mapping­manuscript­migrations.org 2020 Pre-modern manuscripts 2 200 22 472 633 Sampo-UI Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Bodleian Libraries, and Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes
LawSampo - 2020? Law TBA TBA Sampo-UI Ministry of Justice, Finland
AcademySampo - 2020? Finnish Academic People 1640–1899 TBA TBA Sampo-UI University of Helsinki, Finland
HistorySampo - 2020? Historical events TBA TBA Sampo-UI Agricola Network of Historians
FindSampo - 2021? Archaeology TBA TBA Sampo-UI Finnish Heritage Agency
ParliamentSampo - 2022? Parliamentary data TBA TBA Sampo-UI Parliament of Finland
External portals
BookSampo kirjasampo.fi 2011 Finnish fiction literature 1 211 640 in 2019 8 313 263 None Drupal Finnish public library consortium
Norske stadnamn toponymi.­spraksam­lingane.no 2019 Place names Unknown 217 353 538 Sampo-UI Norwegian Mapping Authority
Staff portal - 2019 Human resources Unknown Unknown Sampo-UI Lingsoft Ltd.


Professor Eero Hyvönen
Aalto University and University of Helsinki (HELDIG)
first.last [ at ] aalto.fi

Publications about the Sampo Model and Sampo Series as a Whole


Chris A. Sula, Kalani Craig, Michelle Dalmu, Alex Humphreys, Eero Hyvönen, Hannah L. Jacobs, Humphrey Keah, Joseph Kiplang at, Thea Lindquist, Nicholas Weber, Scott B. Weingart: Infrastructures of Digital Humanities. 83rd Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, proceedings, Association for Information Science and Technology, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, October, 2020. bib
Eero Hyvönen: Sampo Model and Semantic Portals for Digital Humanities on the Semantic Web. DHN 2020 Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries. Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference, pp. 373-378, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 2612, Riga, Latvia, October, 2020. bib pdf link
Eero Hyvönen: Tekoäly ja semanttinen web tarjoavat huikeat mahdollisuudet suurten aineistojen hallintaan. Kansallisarkiston strategia 2025, näkökulmia tulevaan (Jussi Nuorteva, Päivi Happonen (ed.)), pp. 20-21, Kansallisarkisto, Helsinki, May, 2020. bib link
Esko Ikkala, Eero Hyvönen, Heikki Rantala and Mikko Koho: Sampo-UI: A Full Stack JavaScript Framework for Developing Semantic Portal User Interfaces. May, 2020. Submitted. bib pdf link
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