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Friday, July 15 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
FactGrid Cuneiform: A Linked Open Data Wikibase for Contextualizing Ancient Inscriptions

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Wikidata’s ontology for Linked Open Data already provides a multi-dimensional framework for linking numerous features of an inscribed artifact, such as a cuneiform tablet, and contextualizing such objects in space and time. However, as of yet there are no properties in place for recording scribal variations at the level of each individual cuneiform sign for a particular tablet. To address the growing need for linking lexical data at the most granular level, that of a scribal hand, this presentation will discuss an implementation of Wikibase open source resources for linking distinctive features of a cuneiform tablet (e.g., the characteristic sign forms for handwriting recognition) to the existing lexicographical standards in Wikidata.

A viewable copy of Adam's slides can be found here.


Friday July 15, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm EDT