[Lod] EU COST action proposal

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 10:33:18 CET 2014

the state of the art for this initial registration (end of today in Europe)
is as follows. comments? do remember that this isn't being evaluated - its
purpose is simply to let the organisers assign appropriate evaluators.

TITLE: Linked Open Data across the Humanities


The mission of LODAH is to build a network of projects and researchers
working with Linked Open Data (LOD) from across the whole field of the
humanities who can engage with LOD-oriented research from a computer
science perspective. The specific objectives will be encouraging and
facilitating the interconnection and interoperability of open online
Humanities resources, both existing and forthcoming, through LOD; raising
awareness of new developments (both content and technology); and
discussing, developing, and  publishing best practices. The main activities
of LODAH will be to survey the use of ontologies adopted across humanities;
to consider how they relate to each other; to identify gaps where
disciplines are lacking clear exemplars and guidance; to build guidelines
designed not only to reduce the fragmentation of approaches and ontologies
but also to foster integration of methods and resources; and to find and
possibly link other research initiatives in similar fields. This will
happen by both testing ontologies and techniques developed for humanities
data against the concerns of contemporary information engineering, and by
testing the assumptions of modern data networks against the complexity of
the humanities. This will make it easier for everyone  -  from citizens to
SMEs - to reach and use complex historical, literary or philosophical data
sets, and provide a marketplace for European SMEs to develop new tools and
services. The initial LODAH membership includes a wide range of
disciplinary perspectives, but  is also open to unforeseen domains and will
be an environment in which young researchers can develop portable skills.

KEYWORDS: Digital Humanities; Linked Open Data; Semantic Web; Cultural


Sebastian Rahtz

Director (Research) of Academic IT

University of Oxford IT Services

13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431

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Não posso querer ser nada.

À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.
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