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A Foundry of Human Activities and Infrastructures

  • Robert B. AllenEmail author
  • Eunsang Yang
  • Tatsawan Timakum
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10647)

Abstract

Direct representation knowledgebases can enhance and even provide an alternative to document-centered digital libraries. Here we consider realist semantic modeling of everyday activities and infrastructures in such knowledgebases. Because we want to integrate a wide variety of topics, a collection of ontologies (a foundry) and a range of other knowledge resources are needed. We first consider modeling the routine procedures that support human activities and technologies. Next, we examine the interactions of technologies with aspects of social organization. Then, we consider approaches and issues for developing and validating explanations of the relationships among various entities.

Keywords

Community models Digital humanities Direct representation Faceted ontologies Histories Social science Tangible and intangible culture heritage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Allen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eunsang Yang
    • 1
  • Tatsawan Timakum
    • 1
  1. 1.Yonsei UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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