- FIN-CLARIAH Research Infrastructure
A new national research infrastructure initiative FIN-CLARIAH for...
8.12.2021 8:12 by eahyvone
- WarMemoirSampo published on December 3, 2021
A new “Sampo” application, “WarMemoirSampo”...
8.12.2021 8:04 by eahyvone
- Five new SeCo papers accepted for the ISWC 2021
The 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), the...
2.8.2021 6:53 by eahyvone
- Senka Drobac, Johanna Enqvist, Petri Leskinen, Muhammad Faiz Wahjoe, Heikki Rantala, Mikko Koho, Ilona Pikkanen, Iida Jauhiainen, Jouni Tuominen, Hanna-Leena Paloposki, Matti La Mela and Eero Hyvönen: The Laborious Cleaning: Acquiring and Transforming 19th-Century Epistolary Metadata
- Senka Drobac, Laura Sinikallio and Eero Hyvönen: An OCR Pipeline for Transforming Parliamentary Debates into Linked Data: Case ParliamentSampo – Parliament of Finland on the Semantic Web
- Frida Ehrnsten, Eljas Oksanen, Heikki Rantala and Eero Hyvönen: DigiNUMA ja Rahasampo – uusi digitaalinen palvelu rahalöydöistä kiinnostuneille
- Mehwish Alam, Victor de Boer, Enrico Daga, Marieke van Erp, Eero Hyvönen and Albert Meroño-Peñuela: Editorial of Special Issue on Cultural Heritage and Semantic Web
FIN-CLARIAH Research Infrastructure
8.12.2021 8:12 by eahyvone
A new national research infrastructure initiative FIN-CLARIAH for humanities and social sciences has got funding from the Academy of Finland for 2022-2023.
The role of the Aalto University and SeCo Research Group in FIN-CLARIAH is related to developing and maintaining the national Linked Open Data infrastructure for Digital Humanities (LODI4DH)
WarMemoirSampo published on December 3, 2021
8.12.2021 8:04 by eahyvone
A new “Sampo” application, “WarMemoirSampo” (Sotamuistosampo in Finnish), based on a memoir video collection of Second World War veterans, was published on December 3, 2021, at the National Archives of Finland:
Funded by the Finnish veteran organization Tammenlehvän Perinneliitto ry, this new service commemorates the 104th independence day of Finland.
Five new SeCo papers accepted for the ISWC 2021
2.8.2021 6:53 by eahyvone
The 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), the premier international forum for the Semantic Web and knowledge graph community (with Jufo 2 rank), has accepted five papers of the Semantic Computing Research (SeCo) group at Aalto and HELDIG for publication. The papers are related to the systems “AcademySampo – Finnish Academic People on the Semantic web 1640-1899” (based on data of the University of Helsinki and National Archives), “Mapping Manuscript Migrations” (joint work with the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and IRHT Paris), and “FindSampo – Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web” (joint work with the Finnish Heritage Agency).
Preprints of the papers can be found below:
Full papers on the in-use track:
Petri Leskinen and Eero Hyvönen: Reconciling and Using Historical Person Registers as Linked Open Data in the AcademySampo Knowledge Graph. Proceedings of the 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), Springer, October, 2021. Forth-coming.
Eero Hyvönen, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho, Jouni Tuominen, Toby Burrows, Lynn Ransom, and Hanno Wijsman: Mapping Manuscript Migrations on the Semantic Web: A Semantic Portal and Linked Open Data Service for Premodern Manuscript Research. Proceedings of the The 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), Springer, October, 2021. Forth-coming.
Papers on the demo track:
Petri Leskinen, Eero Hyvönen and Jouni Tuominen: Sparql2GraphServer: a Server-side Tool for Extracting Networks from Linked Data for Data Analysis. Proceedings of the 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), Posters and Demos, Oct, 2021. Forth-coming.
Heikki Rantala, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho, Jouni Tuominen, Ville Rohiola and Eero Hyvönen: Using FindSampo Linked Open Data Service and Portal for Spatio-temporal Data Analysis of Archaeological Finds in Digital Humanities. Proceedings of the 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), Posters and Demos, Oct, 2021. Forth-coming.
Petri Leskinen and Eero Hyvönen: Using the AcademySampo Portal and Data Service for Biographical and Prosopographical Research in Digital Humanities. Proceedings of the 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021), Posters and Demos, Oct, 2021. Forth-coming.
Link to the ISWC 2021 conference:
FindSampo ? Finnish Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web
19.5.2021 20:00 by eahyvone
FindSampo – Finnish Archaeological Finds on the Semantic Web, a new member in the Sampo series of Linked Open Data services and semantic portals was released on the FindSampo seminar on May 17-18, 2021.
See the news of the Aalto University for more information.
In/Tangible European Heritage: New EU project starting in SeCo
6.8.2020 8:57 by eahyvone
The idea of the new 3-year project is to study how intangible cultural heritage, especially biographical data about historical persons and their lives, can be integrated and enriched with tangible cultural heritage data in museums, archives, and libraries, and how such massively interlinked data can be used in Digital Humanities (DH) research and applications. From a methodological viewpoint, the project develops and integrates language technologies, semantic web technologies, visualizations, network analysis, and artificial intelligence into a new whole, with the aim of developing cross-language, cross-national DH systems with novel features, such as automatic serendipitous knowledge discovery, a kind of computational creativity.
The Finnish partners in the consortium are the University of Helsinki (HELDIG) and Aalto University, building on the previous research in these topics at the Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo) active at both universities.
HELDIG Facebook posting:
Project homepage at SeCo:
New SeCo papers accepted for ESWC 2020
23.4.2020 8:02 by eahyvone
Five SeCo papers will be presented at the Extended Semantic Web Conference ESWC 2020 and its workshops
Three papers of SeCo were accepted for the ESWC 2020 conference in the posters and demos track:
1. Minna Tamper, Arttu Oksanen, Jouni Tuominen, Aki Hietanen and Eero Hyvönen: Automatic Annotation Service APPI: Named Entity Linking in Legal Domain. Proceedings of ESWC 2020, Posters and Demos, Springer-Verlag, June, 2020. Accepted.
2. Eero Hyvönen, Minna Tamper, Esko Ikkala, Sami Sarsa, Arttu Oksanen, Jouni Tuominen and Aki Hietanen: Publishing and Using Legislation and Case Law as Linked Open Data on the Semantic Web. Proceedings of ESWC 2020, Posters and Demos, Springer-Verlag, June, 2020. Accepted.
3. Heikki Rantala , Esko Ikkala, Ilkka Jokipii, Mikko Koho, Jouni Tuominen and Eero Hyvönen: WarVictimSampo 1914-1922: A Semantic Portal and Linked Data Service for Digital Humanities Research on War History. Proceedings of ESWC 2020, Posters and Demos, Springer-Verlag, June, 2020. Accepted.
In addition, two papers will be presented in the co-located WHiSe 2020 Workshop:
1. Pejam Hassanzadef, Eero Hyvönen and Esko Ikkala: FindSampo Platform for Reporting and Studying Archaeological Finds Using Citizen Science. 3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSe), CEUR Workshop Proceedings, May, 2020. Accepted.
2. Minna Tamper, Petri Leskinen, Jouni Tuominen and Eero Hyvönen: Modeling and Publishing Finnish Person Names as a Linked Open Data Ontology. 3rd Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSe), CEUR Workshop Proceedings, May, 2020. Accepted.
Prepints of the papers are available at:
New Sampo portal released: MMM ? Mapping Manuscript Migrations
31.1.2020 12:08 by eahyvone
On Jan 30th, 2020, at the Digging into Data conference in Alexandria, VA, USA, a new semantic portal and data service for pre-modern manuscript data was released:
This massive system contains data about some 420 000 manuscript works and 670 000 events related to them in a knowledge graph of over 20 million triples. The portal and its Linked Open Data service was created by SeCo using the Sampo model in collaboration with academics at the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Institut de recherche et d?histoire des textes (IRHT) in Paris, based on their manuscript collection databases.
More info available on the project homepage.
Our project is part of the Trans-Atlantic Digging into Data programme 2017-2020, funded by Academy of Finland in Finland.
New doctoral thesis and defense at SeCo by Kasper Apajalahti
17.11.2019 8:54 by eahyvone
Kasper Apajalahti defended his thesis “Contributions to Self-Organizing Networks and Network Measurement Data Management” on November 15, 2019, at the Aalto University. In the image, Kasper is in the middle, opponent prof. Bernhard Bauer of the University of Augsburg on the right, and custos prof. Eero Hyvönen on the left.
NameSampo: yet another semantic sampo portal released
13.2.2019 13:53 by eahyvone
On Feb 1, 2019, ‘NameSampo: A Linked Open Data Infrastructure and Workbench for Toponomastic Research’ was released in an
open seminar in Helsinki. The service at http://nimisampo.fi got 9500 users during the first weekend.
More information about the system is available at the project home page.
BiographySampo released for public use
16.11.2018 21:00 by eahyvone
The next major semantic “Sampo” portal developed by SeCo, “BiographySampo – Finnish Life Stories on the Semantic Web”, was released for public use on Sept 27, 2018, based on 13,100 biographies of the Finnish Literature Society. More info about the system can be found on the project homepage and the service is alive at: http://biografiasampo.fi