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Thesis etd-09052016-094429


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
METILLI, DANIELE
email address
daniele.metilli@gmail.com
URN
etd-09052016-094429
Thesis title
A Wikidata-Based Tool for the Creation of Narratives
Department
FILOLOGIA, LETTERATURA E LINGUISTICA
Course of study
INFORMATICA UMANISTICA
Supervisors
relatore Prof.ssa Simi, Maria
Keywords
  • Narrative
  • Narratology
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Interface
  • Wikidata
Graduation session start date
26/09/2016
Availability
Full
Summary
This thesis presents the results of a 12-month-long internship in the Digital Libraries group of the NeMIS laboratory of ISTI-CNR. The focus of the internship was the development of a semi-automated tool for representing narratives in a digital library. This work is part of a larger research effort on the representation of narratives through Semantic Web technologies, including the development of an Ontology of Narratives based on the CIDOC CRM reference ontology. The tool which is presented in this thesis is composed of a web interface which allows the user to create a narrative starting from a specific subject, a triplification component to trasform the inserted knowledge into the OWL language, and several visualization components. The tool is based on the Ontology of Narratives, of which it is the first application, and also on Wikidata, an open collaborative knowledge base of recent development, whose entities are imported in the tool in order to facilitate the data insertion by the user. This thesis also reports the challenges that were encountered in the development of a mapping between the CIDOC CRM and Wikidata ontologies. The tool is the first application to make use of the Ontology of Narratives, and will allow an evaluation of it through the representation of a case study, the biography of Dante Alighieri, the famous Italian poet of the late Middle Ages.
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