A first version of WAB's Wittgenstein ontology, exemplifying some of its basic
concepts and functions (e.g. interlinking of primary source class instances on
the one hand and philosophical subject class instances on the other), was
produced by WAB in cooperation with Christian Morbidoni (Philospace/SwickyNotes)
and the consortium of the EU funded DISCOVERY
project in the period 2006-09. It
was developed further within the framework of the NordForsk funded JNU VWAB
project (2008-11), and is today continued in the EU funded projects AGORA
(2011-13) and DM2E
(2012-14), and the Norwegian National Library funded project DIGITALE FULLTEKSTARKIV
) (2012-13) at the University of Bergen Library.
For a short overview of the ontologys classes and relations and for application samples, see Alois Pichler's presentation
The following ontologies are available for download:
- wittgenstein.owl (last changed 2013, March 11):
Intended primarily for the browsing of Wittgenstein's writings (with
Wittgenstein Source in focus) and their internal and external relations,
including bibliographic metadata such as relations between Nachlass sources
and "works", references to persons and works of others, datings of the
single remarks, and also text genetic paths. The ontology also permits
interlinked browsing of relevant secondary sources, stemming mainly from the
ALWS Kirchberg Wittgenstein symposia and WAB's own publication series (see
http://wab.uib.no/agora-alws/ and http://wab.uib.no/agora-wab/), including browsing of semantic
metadata. The ontology is produced via XSLT extraction from XML-TEI(P5)
versions of the source materials.
The ontology is produced by WAB
Falch, Øyvind Liland Gjesdal, Heinz W. Krüger, Alois Pichler and Deirdre Smith) in
cooperation with Hans
Biesenbach ("Anspielungen und Zitate in den Schriften Ludwig
Zöllner-Weber ("Figurenontologie") and Christian
Morbidoni (Philospace/SwickyNotes). Other partners include Mark Addis (Univ.
of Aarhus and Birmingham City University), Steen Brock (Univ. of Aarhus), James M. Fielding (Univ. of Paris I) and James Klagge
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA).
Responsible editor and coordinator: Alois Pichler.
The ontology can be edited in ontology editors such as Protégé
and installed in Semantic Web desktop applications such as Philospace/SwickyNotes.
The ontologies are released under the Creative Commons General Public License
Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike version 3 (CCPL
For questions and comments write to Alois
Last change: 2013.03.11 by ap