Title:

Ontological Requirements for Annotation and Navigation of Philosophical Resources

Year:

2011

Abstract:

In this article, we describe an ontology aimed at the representation of the relevant entities and relations in the philosophical world. We will guide the reader through our modeling choices, so to highlight the ontology’s practical purpose: to enable an annotation of philosophical resources which is capable of supporting pedagogical navigation mechanisms. The ontology covers all the aspects of philosophy, thus including characterizations of entities such as people, events, documents, and ideas. In particular, here we will present a detailed exposition of the entities belonging to the idea branch of the ontology, for they have a crucial role in the world of philosophy. Moreover, as an example of the type of applications made possible by the ontology we will introduce PhiloSurfical, a prototype tool we created to navigate contextually a classic work in twentieth century philosophy, Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. We discuss the potential usage of such navigation mechanisms in educational and scholarly contexts, which aim to enhance the learning process through the serendipitous discovery of relevant resources.

Full reference:

Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta. Ontological Requirements for Annotation and Navigation of Philosophical Resources - Synthese, Volume 182, Number 2, Springer January 2011 .



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2013


Sep 2013

Citations and Annotations in Classics: Old Problems and New Perspectives.
Matteo Romanello, Michele Pasin

Collaborative Annotation in Shared Environments: Metadata, vocabularies and techniques in the Digital Humanities (workshop co-located with ACM DocEng 2013 Conference), Florence, Sep 2013.


2012


Jul 2012

Exploring Prosopographical Resources Through Novel Tools and Visualizations: a Preliminary Investigation.
Michele Pasin

Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany, Jul 2012.



Jul 2012

Annotation and Ontology in most Humanities research: accommodating a more informal interpretation context.
John Bradley, Michele Pasin

NeDiMaH workshop on ontology based annotation, held in conjunction with Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany, Jul 2012.


2011


Jun 2011

An Ontological View of Canonical Citations.
Matteo Romanello, Michele Pasin

Digital Humanities 2011 , Stanford, USA, Jun 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


Oct 2009

PhiloSURFical: An Ontological Approach To Support Philosophy Learning.
Michele Pasin, Enrico Motta

Semantic Web Technologies for e-Learning, Oct 2009. D. Dicheva, R. Mizoguchi, J. Greer (Eds.), vol. 4 The Future of Learning, IOS Press



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


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.