Ontologies as Tools for Historians

Akrivi Katifori, Costas Vassilakis
poster presentation in the International Symposium on "Information & communication technologies in cultural heritage", Ioannina, Greece, October 16-18, 2008


Ontologies have been proven invaluable tools in areas like the semantic web and personal information management. There have been many research efforts to create ontologies and supporting tools for Natural Sciences and Biology in particular (e.g. the GO (http://www.geneontology.org/) ontology and supporting tools). However, the domain of History, the science of studying, recording and organizing the knowledge of the past, has yet to benefit from adopting ontologies. In this work, we present our findings in this area, focusing on the aspects of ontology modeling and ontology visualization.

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