The application of Linked Open Data to the creation of book numbers


  • Caterina Licul University Ca’ Foscari Venice



Automatic classification, Colon Classification, Semantic web, Book number, Linked Open Data,, Open Refine


The research starts from some questions left open by a previous study, which had demonstrated the possibility of creating in an automated way the class numbers of the Colon Classification of some works of Italian literature. The article examines the entire process of creating book numbers - an additional part to the class number envisaged by the Colon Classification - starting from the extraction of the necessary data from the Primo catalogue of the University of Udine and, by means of SPARQL queries, from the endpoint of data.bnf. fr. It is then shown how, through the use of the OpenRefine software, the data were organised and the notation of the publications examined was created. The research thus confirmed the possibility of automated or semi-automated creation of class numbers for works and demonstrated the feasibility of creating book numbers.


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How to Cite

Licul, C. (2023). The application of Linked Open Data to the creation of book numbers. Bibliothecae.It, 12(1), 249–278.