Encoding metaknowledge for historical databases

Historical knowledge is fundamentally uncertain. A given account of an historical event is typically based on a series of sources and on sequences of interpretation and reasoning based on these sources. Generally, the product of this historical research takes the form of a synthesis, like a narrative or a map, but does not give a precise account of the intellectual process that led to this result. Our project consists of developing a methodology, based on semantic web technologies, to encode historical knowledge, while documenting, in detail, the intellectual sequences linking the historical sources with a given encoding, also know as paradata. More generally, the aim of this methodology is to build systems capable of representing multiple historical realities, as they are used to document the underlying processes in the construction of possible knowledge spaces.


Editor(s):
Terras, Melissa
Verhoeven, Deb
Clivaz, Claire
Kaplan, Frédéric
Published in:
Digital Humanities 2014, 288-289
Presented at:
Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 7-12, 2014
Year:
2014
Publisher:
Lausanne
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