ISIG | Digital history and culture. Seminars on Digital Humanities | “Historical archives, Scientific editions and the Semantic Web”

Seminar by Francesca Tomasi, University of Bologna

The Semantic Web has redefined the production processes of archival, bibliographic and museum data on the Web. The Web 3.0 data-centered perspective has imposed a new representation model for cultural content. Unambiguous identification of resources as atomic fragments and the creation of typified links have influenced the process of creating archive accesories tools and at the same time have innovated the process of transcribing documentary sources with a special emphasis on the data as an entity – particularly in the categories of people, places and dates in event-centric perspective. Descriptions of documentary complexes and archive authority records have exploited interlinking systems to enrich end-user information experience. The digital editions of these documents have reconsidered markup in the semantic perspective, using conceptual models and hence ontologies. These reflections are met by some projects that see Linked Open Data as a Semantic Web strategy in the cultural domain.


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