Humanistisk forskning og publisering i en digital kontekst: Europeiske filosofimiljøer trekker veksler på semantisk metadata-tagging [Humanities Research and Publishing in a Digital Context: European Philosophy Environments Draw on Semantic Metadata Tagging]

Alois Pichler, Gjermund Lanestedt


With the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen and the EU eContentplus funded DISCOVERY project as its touch stones, this article explores changed conditions and possibilities for digital editorial work, research and publishing in the humanities. In this article, emphasis is put on the dynamic and interactive aspects of digital editing, as well as the new opportunities which semantic web thinking and technology offer. Markup / text encoding is here considered key for both, as well as being crucial for adequately exploiting the possibilities offered by the digital turn in the humanities and higher education more generally. Additionally, the article promotes the strengthening and further development of open access and collaborative research models as beneficial for the humanities. The DISCOVERY project is described in some detail: Its importance lies in bringing the above dimensions together by aiming at giving open, multilingual access to a substantial digital resource of European philosophy sources, including multimedia, while at the same time being open for user specific filtering, semantic web processing and collaborative researching and learning.


editorial theory; philology; ontologies; markup; open access; collaboration; digitisation; humanities computing; scholarly editions; TEI; versioning; XML

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