Goal

The goals of the project Linking and Populating the Digital Humanities are to create and maintain data integration tools tailored to digital humanities collections in order to build a machine-readable web of facts about covered domains. The tools will interconnect structured digital representations of the humanities and leverage the created links to enrich the respective data repositories.

Application testbeds include the Indiana Philosophy Ontology (InPhO) project and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). The specific outcomes of this proposal will be (a) the implementation of a linking service between the InPhO ontology and other knowledge repositories such as DBPedia and Freebase; and (b) the population of the InPhO ontology by leveraging the previously created links to other data repositories. Most importantly, however, the data integration tools will be designed to also serve the needs of other digital humanities projects.

Another application domain is Jewish culture and history, where the project JudaicaLink currently prepares the provision and interlinking of scholarly reference works as Linked Data. The cooperation of JudaicaLink and LinkedHumanities is motivated by the goal to make reference works and domain ontologies available on the Linked Data Web to be consumed, enriched, and linked by digital humanists, e.g., using the scholarly environment developed in DM2E.

Funders

Funding from the NEH/DFG for Bilateral Digital Humanities 2012-2014
Project Partner: Indiana Universiy, Bloomington, USA

People

Mathias Niepert
Jan Noessner
Jakob Huber
Timo Sztyler
Mathias Niepert
University of Washington
Project director
Jan Noessner
University of Mannheim
Project member
Jakob Huber
University of Mannheim
Programmer
Timo Sztyler
University of Mannheim
Programmer

Cooperation Partners

Colin Allen
Jaimie Murdock
Kai Eckert
Colin Allen
Indiana University
Project Director of InPhO
Jaimie Murdock
Indiana University
Lead Developer of InPhO
Kai Eckert
University of Mannheim
Digital Humanities Advisor
JudaicaLink / DM2E