Seminar—Telling Ancient Tales to Modern Machines: representing Sumerian literary narratives as RDF

We are delighed to welcome Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller to discuss her research on Semantic Web technologies and Assyriology at the Centre for Digital Scholarship.

Portrait of Terhi Nurmikko-FullerWhat: Telling Ancient Tales to Modern Machines: representing Sumerian literary narratives as RDF

Who: Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller

When: 13.00—14.00, Thursday 12 November 2015

Where: Centre for Digital Scholarship, Weston Library (map)

Access: open to all; free; registration is essential


Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data have the potential to support and complement traditional scholarship in Assyriology. In this talk, the suitability of three existing Web Ontology Language (OWL) ontologies (CIDOC CRM, FRBRoo, and Ontomedia) to adequately capture and represent the heterogeneous and incomplete narratives published by the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature are discussed and evaluated.


Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford e­-Research Centre. Her research involves the use of Linked Data and semantic technologies to support and diversity scholarship across a range of topics in the Digital Humanities.

This seminar is open to all. You can download a flyer for it.

Please meet by 12.55 inside the Parks Road entrance of the Weston Library (map: opposite the King’s Arms). If you are already in the Library, you can find the Centre for Digital Scholarship on the first floor of the Weston Library, through the Mackerras Reading Room and around the glass walkway.

This seminar is open to the public. It is free to attend, and reserving a place is essential.

Please note that bags must be left in lockers (£1 returnable deposit) by the entrance.

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