Over the last decade Digital Humanities has ceased being a “niche discipline” and have become a major phenomenon in academic and cultural debate. Significant scientific results and outcomes have been achieved, and fundamental research infrastructures have been realized. Despite these far-reaching outcomes, Digital Humanities still does not have a satisfactory influence in the traditional disciplinary fields. We need to find new methods to deal with cultural artifacts and texts. Amongst the many emerging research fields in the DH, two come forth as the most promising and interesting: Big Data and distant reading; Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. In my paper I will argue that Big Data in the Humanities, although very promising, have some critical issues, and I will propose the idea of a Semantic Cultural and Literary Web, a collaborative infrastructure based on ontology driven semantic annotation of primary resources.

Ciotti, F. (2014). Digital Literary and Cultural Studies: State of the Art and Perspectives. BETWEEN, 4(8).

Digital Literary and Cultural Studies: State of the Art and Perspectives

CIOTTI, FABIO
2014-01-01

Abstract

Over the last decade Digital Humanities has ceased being a “niche discipline” and have become a major phenomenon in academic and cultural debate. Significant scientific results and outcomes have been achieved, and fundamental research infrastructures have been realized. Despite these far-reaching outcomes, Digital Humanities still does not have a satisfactory influence in the traditional disciplinary fields. We need to find new methods to deal with cultural artifacts and texts. Amongst the many emerging research fields in the DH, two come forth as the most promising and interesting: Big Data and distant reading; Semantic Web and Linked Open Data. In my paper I will argue that Big Data in the Humanities, although very promising, have some critical issues, and I will propose the idea of a Semantic Cultural and Literary Web, a collaborative infrastructure based on ontology driven semantic annotation of primary resources.
2014
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore L-FIL-LET/14 - Critica Letteraria e Letterature Comparate
English
Digital Humanities, Formal ontology, Distant reading, Digital methods, Modeling
http://ojs.unica.it/index.php/between/article/view/1392
Ciotti, F. (2014). Digital Literary and Cultural Studies: State of the Art and Perspectives. BETWEEN, 4(8).
Ciotti, F
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