The workshop was held to explore possible interactions between digital texts, the graphdata-model, scholarly editionsand the semantic web. Invited speakers from the DaSCH Team: Tobias Schweizer, Sepideh Alassi (University of Basel – Digital Humanities Lab). more
Digital texts processed by machines are linear strings of characters, but in most research activities in the Humanities (philology, linguistics, corpus-based analysis, cultural heritage, etc.) we store them in databasesand we add markupto the text, that is a kind of intelligence made computable thanks to the use of widespread data-models, formats and standards.
In the last decades, the popularity of graphdata-models has increased, in accordance with the semantic webproposition and the development of standards such as RDF and OWL. Graph databases, in the form of triple stores (such as Graph-DB) or of labeled-property-graphs (Neo4j), are regarded as powerful and flexible solutions by research and cultural institutions, and private companies alike.