A Knowledge-Based Framework for Events Representation and Reuse from Historical Archives

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9678)

Abstract

Thanks to the digitization techniques, historical archives become source of a considerable amount of biographical, factual and geographical data, that need to be structured in order to be usable in higher-level applications. In this paper we present the project of an ontology-based framework aimed at formally representing and extracting historical events from archives; this process should serve to the purpose of (semi)-automatically building narratives that allow users to explore the archives themselves. This proposal refers to a Ph.D. research at early stage and is part of a wider project, Harlock’900, established between the Computer Science department of the University of Turin and the Istituto Gramsci, a cultural foundation promoting research in contemporary history.

Keywords

Historical events Ontology modeling Events extraction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversità di TorinoTurinItaly

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