Problems concerning digital editions and the digital object modelling of assorted data formats and object types, semantic searches and the visualisation of data are regarded as generic issues within different research contexts in computer-based humanities.
The project sought to analyse in-depth cataloguing projects that are based on metadata and investigate the applications and limits of current standards as well as ontologies for modelling core entities (people, institutions, places). These will be further developed if necessary and then implemented for selected projects. An emphasis was placed firstly on using encoded data for exchanging information with people external to the project, and secondly on integrating the data within existing research systems or those yet to be created.
The goal was to explain latent semantic networks in technological terms in order to explore the potential research uses of new technologies in the humanities and cultural studies and to fully exploit this potential through an innovative digital editing process.
Funding: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture, MWK)
Project participants: Dario Kampkaspar (2014–2015), David Maus (2012–2014)