First World War Medical Case Files as a Linked Open Data (LOD) Trial

A trial set of 1,000 scanned Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), First World War personnel files, has been used to create a Linked Open Data (LOD) set in Resources Description Format (RDF). The medical case sheet information from up to 3,000 pages from these personnel files was extracted using both human transcription and computer‐driven quality control. The transcribed data generated has value for researchers in handwriting recognition, and archival and medical institutions. A collaboration between Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and The Muninn Project.

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