China Biographical Database Project (CBDB) is funded by Harvard University. It is composed of biographical data of up to 370 thousands Chinese historical figures from the Tang to the Qing Dynasties (the 7th to 19th Centuries). We demonstrate the potentials of knowledge graph by semantically reconstructing a portion of CBDB to build an ontology of a network of academic genealogies and family branches of the Song Dynasty. With up to 700,000 imported RDF triples being searched and browsed with the relFinder (an open Google source code), the knowledge graph gives dynamic presentation of the relationships among any queried objects.
The system was designed and implemented by the KVision Research Group of Peking University. Mr. Hongsu Wang from of the China Biographical Databse Project(CBDB),and Dr.Yuansong Tang and Dr. Bin Hu from the Department of History of Peking University are acknowledged for their advices and help.
Copyright & Disclaimer: All data in the program is extracted from CBDB. The RelFinder source code is reused under the GNU General Public License. All the materials captured from this website should be referenced to : http://dh.kvlab.org/cbdb_kg.