Documenting Relationships in the e-Humanities – exemplars from the heritage, museum, literature and social science domains
Identifying, documenting and understanding relationships are critical research activities within many fields in the humanities and social sciences. Supporting these activities presents a fertile and challenging research topic in information and computer sciences. A common problem across many e-humanities projects is determining which computational and online collaborative tools can be most usefully applied to: streamline the identification and extraction of relationships; capture the provenance and certainty of relationships; visualize dynamic relationships; infer new knowledge from agreed relationships. This presentation will describe related research outcomes and service development being undertaken by the University of Queensland e-Research Lab within a number of e-Humanities and e-Social Sciences projects including: Oral History Archive on Post-War Queensland Architecture; 3D Semantic Annotation Project; Midja Integrated Knowledge Base on Indigenous Housing; Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing (AustESE) Workbench.
Professor Jane Hunter is Director of the eResearch Lab within the School of ITEE at the University of Queensland. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of digital libraries, Web Information Systems and the Semantic Web. She is currently Chair of the Academy of Sciences National Committee for Data in Science (NCDIS); Vice-President of the National Executive Committee for Digital Humanities; Member of Scientific Committee of the ICSU World Data System (WDS) and on the Editorial Board of Elsevier Journal of Web Semantics, the International Journal of Digital Curation and IEEE Multimedia.