Linked Open Data

Version 0.4

The metadata of all NDB/ADB articles is additionally mapped to concepts of CIDOC-CRM excpressed according to webontology standards (Erlangen OWL).

Expressiveness is restricted due to missing granularity of formally representable statements.


Version 0.3

A reformulated ontology using concepts of ... underlies a new mapping for our metadata.



Initial Version 2011/12

The Linked Open Data Interface of the Neue Deutsche Biographie was a result of the LOD2 PUBLINK activity in cooperation with the AKSW group and the group of the Neue Deutsche Biographie at the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Within this project meta-data about 46,000 biographies and related 42,000 additional people and 4,000 locations has been made available as Linked Data and RDF triple. We used the vocabulary of the German National Library for the GND and adapted it by a few additional classes and relations.

Each article identified by an SFZ-number (internal ID, f.i. is linked with a RDF version of its metadata (resp. All metadata had been mapped according to the GND-vocabulary and few own concepts.

In addition to the representation in RDF, we offer a OntoWiki instance to provide the ability for browsing an querying the dataset. With the help of the Relationshipfinder tool relations between two or more persons, may visualized using this SPARQL endpoint.

Vocabulary 0.1 (Dez. 2011):


Advanced User Interfaces (outdated):

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