Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

08b final event_experimente


Published on

Humanists and Linked Data (Steffen Hennicke – Humboldt Universität) at Enabling humanities research in the Linked Open Web – DM2E final event (11 December 2014, Navacchio, Italy)

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

08b final event_experimente

  1. 1. Humanists and Linked Data DM2E – Final Event Pisa, 11. December 2014 Steffen Hennicke, Kristin Dill, Gerold Tschumpel, Klaus Thoden, Christian Morbidoni, Alois Pichler co-funded by the European Union 1
  2. 2. Experiments - Engaging Humanists with Pundit • Investigate how genuine research interests of humanists can be 2 operationalized in the particular context of Linked Data and Pundit. • Interpretative approaches and Linked Data through annotations and visualization 12.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  3. 3. 3 Experiments – Editorial and Archival Sciences • 15 students (BA) from the Fachhochschule Potsdam (FHP) • topic: diplomatic correspondence in the forefront of the Crisis of July 1914 • data: pre-selected sample of digitized original correspondences from the Political Archive of the German Foreign Ministry • task: devise and apply editorial guidelines 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  4. 4. 4 Experiments – Educational History • 1 trained historian from the Georg- Eckert-Institute (GEI) • topic: representations of the nation and the globalized world in school books • data: selected digitized school books from GEI available through DM2E • task: identify topoi and their connotation in different types of school books 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  5. 5. 5 Experiments – Visual History / Didactics of History • 15 BA/MA history students from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (UBER) • topic: learning critical analysis of digitized historical photographs • data: students search and selected their own photographs from the Web • task: conduct an analysis of photographs based on a prepared vocabulary 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  6. 6. 6 Experiments – Process • Preparatory Phase − sequence of several meetings − conceptual: specifying the topic and approach, devising a vocabulary for annotation etc. − technical: in cooperation with Net7, e.g. accessibility of sources (HTML pages or scraper), bug-fixing of Pundit 2, implementing the vocabulary, preparing visualization options • Working Phase − with two full-day workshops for each use case and work at home in-between − introducing Linked Data and Pundit, discussions, annotating, questionnaire etc. • Follow-up Meetings 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  7. 7. Experiments – Annotations in Pundit 11.12.2014 DM2E - ALL-WP-6 (Pisa) 7
  8. 8. Experiments – Annotations in Ask 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa) 8
  9. 9. Experiments – Some Tentative Results • Experiments underline the usefulness of the principal approach 9 of Pundit and of Linked Data for humanities. − evidence for applicability in the context of interpretative approaches in the humanities • Simple Linked Data annotation vocabularies − proved to be relatively accessible to humanists − results can be obtained with relatively low prerequisites − participants created, understood and applied vocabularies within a few hours − support different kinds of research interest 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  10. 10. 1100 Experiments – Some Tentative Results • The vocabulary as an epistemological tool − Students (are forced to) reflect on their own work process because of the explicitness of the vocabulary. − Teachers have a pedagogical tool for communicating theoretical and practical representations of methods. − The vocabulary provides a common basis for discussion about the method and interpretation process. 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)
  11. 11. 1111 Experiments • Scholarly Activities are determined by the Social Context − authority, trust, legal issues • Can I annotate this text or image? Who owns the triple? Can I download my annotations? − provenance and citation of triples and resources • authorship and reputation: Who created the triple? Who checks the quality of annotations? • selective sharing of “factual” statements vs. “interpretative” statements (the intellectual work / outcome): Sharing what with whom? • “composite triples”: Who’s work is it? 11.12.2014 DM2E – Final Event (Pisa)