The goals of the project Linking and Populating the Digital Humanities are to create and maintain data integration tools tailored to digital humanities collections in order to build a machine-readable web of facts about covered domains. The tools will interconnect structured digital representations of the humanities and leverage the created links to enrich the respective data repositories.
Application testbeds include the Indiana Philosophy Ontology (InPhO) project and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). The specific outcomes of this proposal will be (a) the implementation of a linking service between the InPhO ontology and other knowledge repositories such as DBPedia and Freebase; and (b) the population of the InPhO ontology by leveraging the previously created links to other data repositories. Most importantly, however, the data integration tools will be designed to also serve the needs of other digital humanities projects.
Another application domain is Jewish culture and history, where the project JudaicaLink currently prepares the provision and interlinking of scholarly reference works as Linked Data. The cooperation of JudaicaLink and LinkedHumanities is motivated by the goal to make reference works and domain ontologies available on the Linked Data Web to be consumed, enriched, and linked by digital humanists, e.g., using the scholarly environment developed in DM2E.