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BookSampo is a semantic portal in use, covering metadata about practically all Finnish fiction literature of Finnish public libraries on a work level. The system introduces a variety of semantic web novelties deployed into practise: The underlying data model is based on the emerging functional, content-centered metadata indexing paradigm using RDF. Linked Data (LD) principles are used for mapping the metadata with tens of interlinked ontologies in the national FinnONTO ontology infrastructure. The contents are also linked with the large LD metadata repository of related cultural heritage content of CultureSampo. BookSampo is actually based on using CultureSampo as a semantic web service, demonstrating the idea of re-using semantic content from multiple perspectives without the need for modifications. The BookSampo portal interface application was implemented by the Finnish public library consortium Kirjastot.fi. The system is based on the fiction literature ontology KAUNO (developed from the Kaunokki thesaurus) and other ontologies developed in the FinnONTO-project, and metadata from library databases, biographies, review articels, and other sources. The contents, search, and recommending services of the portal come through the APIs of the CultureSampo system, that contains all semantic content of the system interlinked in RDF with other cultural materials.
WarVictimSampo 1914–1922 is a semantic portal and a Linked Open Data service that publishes data about the war victims in Finland in 1914–1922. The project is based on the database War Victims of Finland 1914–22 (“Sotasurmat 1914–22”) of the National Archives of Finland and related data compiled during the project. This database contains some 40 000 death records, most of which are due to the Finnish Civil War but some are related to the First World War and the Kindred Nations Wars. In addition to the war victims, our data includes information about 1200 battles of the Civil War and various prisoner camps. A key novelty of WarVictim-Sampo 1914–22 is the integration of ready-to-use Digital Humanities tooling with the data service, which allows, e.g., studying information about wider prosopographical groups in addition to individual victims. [Read more about the WarVictimSampo](https://seco.cs.aalto.fi/projects/sotasurmat-1914-1922/en/).
The over 13 100 central Finnish biographies maintained by the Finnish Literature Society (SKS), as well as similar international collections, have only been available online in a human-readable text format, not as semantic data that computers can "understand". However, biographies as semantic data would be an important asset in creating intelligent computer programs and in data analysis in digital humanities. The Biographysampo is an intelligent web service consisting of various application views for the use of both citizens and researchers. It is a linked data service based on Finnish biographies and 16 other enriching sources. The Biographysampo combines the technology used in natural language processing and artificial intelligence with semantic web technologies. Biographysampo is in Finnish, but it is available in English through Google Translate. [Read more about the Biographysampo (In Finnish, but available in English through Google Translate)](https://seco.cs.aalto.fi/projects/biografiasampo/).