Semantic Publishing in the Humanities: Enhancing the reader's experience

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Semantic Publishing in the Humanities: Enhancing the reader's experience

Type: Master thesis
Title: Semantic Publishing in the Humanities: Enhancing the reader's experience
Author: Volundarson, Oskar
Issue Date: 2016-09-30
Keywords: semantic publishing
semantic web
digital humanities
book history
monograph
enhanced publication
Abstract: Digital technology enables us to access and examine texts in ways that are not possible in printed publications. One of the potential digital enhancements involves making the meaning of texts machine-readable. This has been referred to as semantic publishing and many scientific publishers have made extensive use of semantic technologies in their publications. Meanwhile, the potential of semantic enhancements for the humanities remains to a great degree unexplored. This thesis examines semantic enhancements in the context of how humanities research is conducted: Which type of humanities publication is best suited for semantic enhancement? Which guidelines should govern how the text is coded? And how can the end-users of the book benefit from the enhancements? These questions are examined through a case study of a single monograph (The Book-hunter in London, 1895) since this is a particularly important form of publication in the humanities. The focus throughout is on the end-user of the enhanced edition.
Supervisor: Verhaar, Peter
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Media Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Book and Digital Media Studies
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/43330
 

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