Ressourcen zum Round Table: Semantic Web in den Geisteswissenschaften

Auf vielfachen Wunsch finden Sie hier nachträglich einige Informationen zum Round Table vom 7. 5. 2018.


Die Präsentation von Matteo Lorenzini, ACDH (mit Dank an den Vortragenden)

Ergänzend: Literaturhinweise, Ressourcen und Anwendungsbeispiele (Bernhard Oberreither)


  • A statement by Tim Berners-Lee from 1998 concerning the semantic web:
  • An introductory chapter to ontologies: Harald Klinke: Ontologien. In: Fotis Jannidis u. a. (Hg.): Digital Humanities. Stuttgart 2017, S. 162–177.
  • Perspectives on semantic web technology in the Humanities: Ciotti, Fabio, “Digital literary and cultural studies: the state of the art and perspectives”, Tecnologia, immaginazione e forme del narrare, Ed. L. Esposito, E. Piga, A. Ruggiero,, Between, IV.8 (2014), URL:
    Some essential passages from Ciotti’s paper:
    “Despite increasing theoretical awareness, the tools of representation and analysis produced so far have not satisfactorily addressed the problem of the specificity and complexity of the cultural and literary studies domain. In fact, the intellectual investment in the definition of new models and languages for the formal representation and processing of complex cultural objects has been rather low. Most commonly we have inherited and applied models and languages developed in computer science for different domains and necessities.” (p. 4)
    “My point is that a virtuous convergence between cultural and literary digital resources, ontologies and linked data practices represents a big opportunity for the future development of Literary and Digital Humanities.” (p. 9)
    “In the Humanities and Literary Studies, conceptual formalization must face the deep problem of the indeterminacy of theories and of theoretical terms. We can concede that indeterminacy is a characteristic of the object domain. Nevertheless, as long as we want to use computing we need to reduce that which is implicit and, with the consciousness that formal modeling is inside the hermeneutic process and that we are expected to modify and adapt it, must formalize it ad infinitum.” (p. 11)
  • The OWL2-Syntax


  • Links to some essential ontologies for the humanities:



SPARQL (Ingo Börner)


Federated Query Ver Sacrum + Wikidata

CC BY Ingo Boerner

Link zur Gruppe code4research

– das Netzwerk für nachhaltige Softwareentwicklung an der Universität Wien:


Additional links (not mentioned at the Round Table):

Bernhard Oberreither

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