Title:

Semantic Technologies for ELearning: A case study in the philosophical domain: representing Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Year:

2010

Abstract:

What does it mean for a student to come to an understanding of a philosophical standpoint and can the explosion of resources now available on the web support this process, or is it inclined instead to create more confusion? We believe that a possible answer to the problem of finding a means through the morass of information on the web to the philosophical insights it conceals lies in the process of narrative pathway generation. That is, the active linking of resources into a learning path that contextualizes them with respect to one another. This result can be achieved only if the content of the resources is indexed, not just their status as a text document, an image or a video. To this aim, we propose a formal conceptualization of the domain of philosophy, an ontology that would allow the categorization of resources according to a series of pre-agreed content descriptors. Within an e-learning scenario, a teacher could use a tool comprising such an ontology to annotate at various levels of granularity available philosophical materials, and let the students explore this semantic space in an unsupervised manner, according to pre-defined narrative pathways.

Full reference:

Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta, Zdenek Zdrahal. Semantic Technologies for ELearning: A case study in the philosophical domain: representing Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing August 2010 .

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2017


Jan 2017

Fitting Personal Interpretation with the Semantic Web: lessons learned from Pliny.
John Bradley, Michele Pasin

Digital Humanities Quarterly, Jan 2017. Volume 11 Number 1


2014


Oct 2014

Linked data experience at Macmillan: Building discovery services for scientific and scholarly content on top of a semantic data model.
Tony Hammond, Michele Pasin

International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-14), Riva del Garda, Italy, Oct 2014.


2013


Aug 2013

Structuring that which cannot be structured: A role for formal models in representing aspects of Medieval Scotland.
John Bradley, Michele Pasin

New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland: 1093-1286, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell and Brewer, Studies in Celtic History Series, Aug 2013.



Jul 2013

Fitting Personal Interpretations with the Semantic Web.
John Bradley, Michele Pasin

Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Jul 2013.


2011


Oct 2011

Semantic Web Approaches in Digital History: an Introduction.
Michele Pasin

Lecture slides from the Course on digital history, part of the master in Digital Humanities at King's College, London., Oct 2011.



Jan 2011

Ontological Requirements for Annotation and Navigation of Philosophical Resources.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

Synthese, Volume 182, Number 2, Springer, Jan 2011.


2010


Aug 2010

Semantic Technologies for ELearning: A case study in the philosophical domain: representing Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta, Zdenek Zdrahal

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Aug 2010.


2009


Jul 2009

Ontological Requirement for Supporting Smart Navigation of Philosophical Resources.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta, Zdenek Zdrahal

PhD Thesis, Milton Keynes, UK, The Open University, Jul 2009.


2008


Jun 2008

Formalizing ʻphilosophicalʼ narratives: the tension between form and content.
Michele Pasin, Simon Buckingham-Shum, Enrico Motta

European Computing and Philosophy Conference (ECAP08), Montpellier, France, Jun 2008.


2007


Sep 2007

AquaLog: An ontology-driven question answering system for organizational semantic intranets.
Vanessa Lopez, Victoria Uren, Enrico Motta, Michele Pasin

Journal of Web Semantics, Sep 2007. Vol. 5, 2, (72-105), Elsevier



Aug 2007

PhiloSURFical: browse Wittgensteinʼs Tractatus with the Semantic Web.
Michele Pasin

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Information - Proceedings of the 30th International Ludwig Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria, Aug 2007. pp. 319-335



Jul 2007

Supporting Philosophers’ Work through the Semantic Web: Ontological Issues.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

Fifth International Workshop on Ontologies and Semantic Web for E-Learning (SWEL-07), held in conjunction with AIED-07, Marina Del Rey, California, USA, Jul 2007.


2006


Jun 2006

An ontology for the description and navigation through philosophical resources.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

European Conference on Philosophy and Computing (ECAP-06), Trondheim, Norway, Jun 2006.



Jun 2006

A Task Based Approach to Support Situating Learning for the Semantic Web.
Michele Pasin, Martin Dzbor

International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SWEL-06), held in conjunction with Adaptive Hypermedia 2006, Dublin, Ireland, Jun 2006.



Jun 2006

Paving the way towards the e-humanities: a Semantic Web approach to support the learning of philosophy .
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

Poster paper presented at the 3rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-06), Budva, Montenegro, Jun 2006.


2005


Oct 2005

Semantic Learning Narratives.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SWEL-05), held in conjunction with KCAP-05, Banff, Canada, Oct 2005.



May 2005

AquaLog A Ontology-portable Question Answering interface for the Semantic Web.
Vanessa Lopez, Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

2nd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC05), Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 2005. pp. 546-562