Japanese Military “Comfort Women” Knowledge Graph

Linking Fragmented Digital Records

Keywords: Digital archive, metadata, knowledge graph, Japanse military comfort women, FAIR


Materials related to Japanese military “comfort women” in Korea are managed by several institutions. Each digital archive has their own metadata schema and management policies. So far, a standard or a common guideline for describing digital records is not formalized.

We propose a Japanese military “comfort women” knowledge graph to semantically interlink the digital records from distributed digital archives. To build a Japanese military “comfort women” knowledge graph, digital records and descriptive metadata were collected from existing digital archives. A list of metadata was defined by analyzing commonly used properties and a knowledge model designed by reusing standard vocabularies. Knowledge was constructed by interlinking the collected records, external data sources, and enriching data. The knowledge graph was evaluated using the FAIR data maturity model.


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How to Cite
Park, H., & Kim, H. (2023). Japanese Military “Comfort Women” Knowledge Graph. Information Technology and Libraries, 42(1). https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v42i1.15799