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On the description of process in digital scholarship

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David De Roure, Pip Willcox, Alfie Abdul-Rahman

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web (WHiSE) co-located with 13th ESWC Conference 2016 (ESWC 2016)
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2016

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Abstract

The techniques and tools of linked data are being successfully applied in scholarship across many disciplines. In humanities the focus has often been on describing the content of collections and expressing datasets so that they can be linked, thus improving discovery and facilitating research. This paper suggests that descriptions of processes are also useful, be they historical processes or the process of scholarship itself, and therefore worthy of attention at the intersection of semantic web and digital scholarship. We explore this through an exercise in describing the provenance of a ‘born digital’ and a historical artefact.

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