SemanticHPST: Applying Semantic Web Principles and Technologies to the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

  • Olivier BruneauEmail author
  • Serge Garlatti
  • Muriel Guedj
  • Sylvain Laubé
  • Jean Lieber
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9341)


SemanticHPST is a project in which interacts ICT (especially Semantic Web) with history and philosophy of science and technology (HPST). Main difficulties in HPST are the large diversity of sources and points of view and a large volume of data. So, HPST scholars need to use new tools devoted to digital humanities based on semantic web. To ensure a certain level of genericity, this project is initially based on three sub-projects: the first one to the port-arsenal of Brest, the second one is dedicated to the correspondence of Henri Poincaré and the third one to the concept of energy. The aim of this paper is to present the project, its issues and goals and the first results and objectives in the field of harvesting distributed corpora, in advanced search in HPST corpora. Finally, we want to point out some issues about epistemological aspects about this project.


HPST (history and philosophy of science and technology) Modern history Semantic web RDFS annotations HPST ontologies Exact search Approximate search Harvesting distributed corpora Epistemology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Bruneau
    • 1
    Email author
  • Serge Garlatti
    • 2
  • Muriel Guedj
    • 3
  • Sylvain Laubé
    • 4
  • Jean Lieber
    • 5
  1. 1.LHSP-AHPUniversity of LorraineNancy CedexFrance
  2. 2.LabSTICCTelecom-BretagneBrest Cedex 3France
  3. 3.LIRDEFUniversity of Montpellier 2Montpellier Cedex 5France
  4. 4.University of Bretagne Occidentale, Centre François Viète (EA 1161)Brest Cedex 3France
  5. 5.University of Lorraine, LORIAVandoeuvre-lès-Nancy CedexFrance

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