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Discovery: Digital Semantic Corpora for Virtual Research in Philosophy

Exploring and developing a new digital landscape of philosophy with semantic web technologies

Discovery has a twofold aim: 1) to structural enrich and group together a significant amount of philosophical content in a federation of interoperable Web sites (called Philosource federation); 2) to set up a peer-to-peer network of desktop client applications that allows the semantic enrichment and the generation of new knowledge by applying and testing different conceptual grids to the Philosource contents (Philospace network).


The Philosource federation will function as data provider, like a digital library or archive, for the Philospace applications that will be able to perform sophisticated queries, apply inference rules and above all to semantically enrich the data collected from the Web sites.


The Philosource federation will apply strictly peer-review models currently in use by the best traditional publishers. The peer-to-peer network of Philospace applications will lie over and extend the Philosource federation enriching its content with non-reviewed information. The results of the enrichment processes carried out on each client application can then be submitted for publication on the federated Web sites to further enrich their content and their amount of semantically structured metadata.


Both the software applications for creating the Philosource federation and the Philospace application will be based on customization and extension of already existing Open Source applications: respectively Hyper and DBin. Parallel to its customization, a new version of Hyper, named Talia, will be developed that will be based entirely on Semantic Web technologies and fully interoperable with the European Digital Library (Europeana).

Contact information

D'IORIO PAOLO
Norham Road 2-10
OX2 6SE Oxford
UK
Tel. +44 (0) 1865 274 220
Fax. +44 (0) 1865 274 225

Participants

Coordinator: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, FRANCE

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE FRANCE
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE ITALY
RAINET SPA ITALY
NET7 DI FEDERICI RUBERTI C SNC ITALY
ISTITUTO PER IL LESSICO INTELLETTUALE EUROPEO E STORIA DELLE IDEE ITALY
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN NORWAY

Last update: 16/12/2008

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