Sara Tonelli is one of the guest editors of a Special issue of “Journal of Web Semantics” devoted to Web Semantics for the Digital Humanities.

Call for papers:

Digital humanities is a new and emerging field, which brings together humanities scholars, social scientists and computer and information scientists to work on agendas of both fundamental and applied research. The field combines digital semantic technologies and (big) digital heritage data. Digital humanities research is typically driven by core questions in each of these disciplines: on the one hand semantic technologies are applied in novel ways in addressing research questions of humanities and social sciences; on the other hand these areas stimulate the development of novel methods in computer and information sciences. This special issue is calling for the submission of novel and impactful research results demonstrating the design, development, evaluation and use of research methods and infrastructures based on Semantic Web technologies for cultural heritage data and use cases in digital humanities scholarship.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Application of semantic Web technologies in literary, linguistic, cultural, media, and historical studies
  • Semantics, linked (open) data and ontology-driven applications for the exploration of online cultural heritage collections
  • Semantic enrichment of digital cultural heritage media
  • Text mining and image mining (e.g. stylometry, topic modelling, sentiment mining) for the digital humanities
  • Knowledge extraction and knowledge discovery based on cultural heritage data
  • The role of semantic web technologies in the digitization and curation of cultural heritage objects
  • Software development, systems design and information modelling in the cultural heritage domain
  • Semantics-driven interfaces and interaction with heritage objects
  • The role of semantics in advanced interaction technologies, e.g. augmented reality, VR, 3D, gaming
  • The role of semantics in infrastructures and virtual research environments for digital humanities
  • User studies and practices with semantics and linked (open) data

Guest Editors

Important Dates

Call for papers: 10 June 2017

Submission deadline: 2 Oct 2017
Author notification: 15 Dec 2017
Publication: Q2 2018