Centre represented at Humanities in the Semantic Web symposium

Centre represented at Humanities in the Semantic Web symposium

Centre Director Professor Dave De Roure, Research Associate Alfie Abdul-Rahman and Bodleian Liaison Pip Willcox presented a paper entitled 'On The Description of Process in Digital Scholarship' at the 1st Workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web – WhiSe - on 29 May in Crete, Greece.

WHiSe is a symposium aimed at strengthening communication between scholars in the Digital Humanities and Semantic Web communities and discussing unthought-of opportunities arising from the research problems of the former. The symposium was co-located with the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC) 2016, a major venue for discussing the latest scientific results and technology innovations around semantic technologies.

Professor De Roure has strategic responsibility for Digital Humanities at Oxford, a joint initiative with IT Services, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), the Oxford Internet Institute, and Oxford's Bodleian Libraries. It brings together over 200 projects from across the University, and organises support, training, and events - including an annual summer school - for those wishing to use digital techniques in their work.

Together with Pip Willcox, Dave De Roure is also involved in a number of humanities projects at the Centre, including Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption (FAST) and SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines. FAST is a five-year EPSRC project bringing the very latest technologies to bear on the entire recorded music industry, end-to-end, producer to consumer, making the production process more fruitful, the consumption process more engaging, and the delivery and intermediation more automated and robust. SOCIAM's objective is to enable us to understand how Social Machines evolve and what factors influence their success and evolution. Its aim is to develop both theory and practice so that we can create the next generation of Social Machines.

Pip Willcox is the Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. With a background in scholarly editing and book history, she is an advocate for engaging new audiences for multidisciplinary scholarship and library collections using digital methods and technologies.

Alfie Abdul-Rahman's research work includes ViTA: Visualization for Text Alignment, and Poem Viewer, web-based tools for exploring and identifying shared passages between two sample texts (ViTA) and for visualizing poems in support of close reading (Poem Viewer). 

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