Article ID: CBB001321218

Cross-Cutting Categorization Schemes in the Digital Humanities (2013)


Allen, Colin (Author)
The InPhO Group (Author)

Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Volume: 104
Pages: 573--583

Publication Date: 2013
Edition Details: Part of the focus section: “Ordering the Discipline: Classification in the History of Science”
Language: English

Digital access to large amounts of scholarly text presents both challenges and opportunities for researchers in the humanities. Meeting these challenges depends on having high-quality representations of the contents of digital resources suitable for both machines and humans to use. Different ways of categorizing these contents are appropriate for different purposes, leading to the further problem of relating the contents of different categorization schemes to each other. This essay discusses the rationale for categorizing philosophical concepts and surveys some of the main approaches to doing so for materials that are continuously changing. It describes the goals and methods of the Indiana Philosophy Ontology (InPhO) project and provides an example of the kind of analysis that is made possible by powerful modeling methods.

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Authors & Contributors
Weldon, Stephen P.
Alfonso-Goldfarb, Ana Maria
Beretta, Francesco
Bromberg, Carla
Chadarevian, Soraya de
Block, Andreas de
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-testuali
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Cambridge University Press
Amsterdam University Press
Duke University Press
MIT Press
University of Pittsburgh Press
Digital humanities
History of science, as a discipline
Classification of knowledge
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Sarton, George
Neu, John
Whitrow, Magda
Qidwai, Sarah
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
History of Science Society
Virtual HistSTM Community

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