Papadopoulou, M., Tamiolaki, E.-M., Roche, C.(2022). Crisis in troubled ancient times: ontological modelling of textual evidence from Greek historians. In C. Roche (Ed.), TOTh 2021 - Terminology & ontology: theories and applications (pp. 57-80). Savoie Mont Blanc University Press.
This article presents work-in-progress towards the construction of a model of crises for ancient Greek historiography and a terminology of crises with equivalents in Greek (ancient and modern) and English. In order to solve the problem of linking and aligning these three vocabularies as well as defining their meaning, we rely on a common conceptualization of crises. This conceptualization is represented as an ontology built in a computer readable form compliant with the W3C standards for opening and linking data on the Semantic Web. By means of the temporal and causal relational information not found in any of historiographical resources, the ontology facilitates reasoning on and across documents, revealing relationships between events to answer complex questions.https://doi.org/10.57726/smas-0m04