What Is Linked Historical Data?

Albert Meroño-Peñuela, Rinke Hoekstra

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Datasets that represent historical sources are relative new- comers in the Linked Open Data (LOD) cloud. Following the standard LOD practices for publishing historical sources raises several questions: how can we distinguish between RDF graphs of primary and secondary sources? Should we treat archived and online RDF graphs differently in historical research? How do we deal with change and immutability of a triplified History? To answer these fundamental questions, we model historical primary and secondary sources using the OntoClean metaprop- erties and the theories of perdurance and endurance. We then use this model to give a definition of Linked Historical Data. We advocate a set of publishing practices for Linked Historical Data that preserve the on- tological properties of historical sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference, EKAW 2014 Linköping, Sweden, November 24–28, 2014 Proceedings
EditorsKrzysztof Janowicz, Stefan Schlobach, Patrick Lambrix, Eero Hyvönen
Number of pages6
VolumeLNAI 8876
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-13703-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2014) - Konsert & Kongress, Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 24 Nov 201428 Nov 2014


Conference19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2014)


  • historical data
  • historical sources
  • linked data
  • ontoclean


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