Il ruolo delle ontologie nelle Digital Humanities

Carlo Meghini (ISTI CNR) – Seminario di Cultura Digitale del 6/3/2019, Università di Pisa

Ontologies are logical theories that account for the formal definition of the terms of a vocabulary. They are widely employed in many sectors of science, as they provide a solid logico-linguistic basis for the development and the communication of knowledge. They also provide an ideal place where different disciplines and different competences can meet to collaboratively address scientific and technological problems. The lecture will make the case for the Digital Humanities, highlighting the specific contributions that ontologies can bring to this scientific community, with exemplifications from past and ongoing research projects.