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Title:BABY ElEPHãT: building an analytical bibliography for a prosopography in early English imprint data
Author(s):Khan, Nushrat J.; Nurmikko-Fuller, Terhi; Page, Kevin R.
Subject(s):Historical data
digital humanities
metadata
entity extraction
linked data
Abstract:Prosopography of the people involved with publishing and selling of Early English books can be useful for the investigation of diachronic change in that sector. In this study, we developed an analytical bibliography from the metadata available from 25,000 texts published by the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), focusing exclusively on information captured in the ‘Publisher’ field of the original TEI-XML Header. From there, we extracted the named entities associated with “printed by”, “printed for” and “sold by” relationships to generate and analyze a bibliographical network. We extended the EEBOO ontology to accommodate these relationships and generated RDF from the resulting structured metadata, enriching existing triples capturing other information within the dataset. This work is challenging because of the ambiguity and inconsistency in data and therefore can be of interest for further investigation by those with domain specific knowledge.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/89363
DOI:10.9776/16588
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08


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