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Thesaurus building

Introducing THEMAS, a tool for multilingual thesaurus building

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Publié le lundi 13 février 2017 par Elsa Zotian

Résumé

The topic of the workshop will be "Building Multilingual Theasauri" and will focus on the presentation of the greek web tool THEMAS (Thesaurus Management System), which was developed within the framework of DARIAH-Gr project. The workshop is intended for the humanistic scientific community and for GLAM institutions (archives, libraries, museums) to wich theasauri are necessary not only for the organization of knowledge and information in general but are also an important factor in ensuring the sustainability of e-infrastructures.

Annonce

Argument

A one day workshop  on “Thesaurus building – Introducing Themas a tool for multilingual thesaurus building” will be held in Athens (Greece), on Friday, 17 March 2017, at the Academy of Athens. The workshop is organized by the Academy of Athens within the framework of DARIAH-EU project “Humanities at Scale”.

The topic of the workshop will be “Building Multilingual Thesauri” and it will focus on the presentation of the Greek web tool Themas (Thesaurus Management System), which was developed within the framework of DARIAH-Gr project. More specifically the web application Themas was developed by the Centre for Cultural Informatics/ Information Systems Lab/ Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) to support the creation and management of multilingual thesauri.

The workshop is intended for the humanistic scientific community and for GLAM institutions (archives, libraries, museums) to which thesauri are necessary not only for the organization of knowledge and information in general but are also an important factor in ensuring the sustainability of e-infrastructures.

This one-day workshop will be divided into three sections:

  1. a theoretical section,
  2. a section demonstrating the online tool Themas, and
  3. a section focused on hands-on experience.

Section 1

This section will include a presentation of theoretical and methodological issues concerning the creation and management of multilingual thesauri, by Maria Daskalaki (FORTH). Issues concerning the digital representation of knowledge in the Humanities will be discussed along with the presentation of the theoretical foundation used for the compilation of thesauri for the humanities within the framework of Themas.         

Section 2

This section will include a demonstration of the web tool Themas by Lida Charami (FORTH), and a presentation of two thesauri that had been compiled within the framework of DARIAH-Gr project by G. Chrysovitsianos and P. Kalafata  (Academy of Athens) in the fields of archaeology and narratology respectively.

Section 3

During this section the participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working on the Themas online tool in order to create their own thesauri in the field of their interest.

Preliminary programme

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee

10:30 - 11:00 Welcome- Tour de table

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Introducing DARIAH (Tomas Tasovac, director at Belgrade center ofr Digital Humanities)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Building a thesaurus: Methodological issues (Maria Daskalaki, phD candidate at University of Crete, Foundation for Research and Technology FORTH)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Building a thesaurus: Presenting the platform (Lida Charami, collaborator at FORTH)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 Thesaurus building in practice: demonstrating the online tool Themas

  • Archaeology (Gerasimos Chrysovitsanos, University of Crete)
  • Literature (Patricia Kalafata, Academy of Athens)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00 Using the tool; hands-on experience for participants

17:00 End of workshop

Practical informations

The workshop is open for applications by researchers from all humanities disciplines, as well as employees in the field of cultural heritage (digital librarians and archivists etc.), potential users and data providers. 

The workshop will be conducted in English.

Participation is free.

The participants should bring their own laptops. It is also strongly recommended for the participants to have prepared in advance a mini corpus of terms concerning their field of scientific interest.

Registration

Please register at the following address:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dariah-workshop-thesaurus-building-introducing-themas-tickets-31283628174

For additional information, please contact: pkalafata@academyofathens.gr

Organisation

Academy of Athens
Project Dariah EU - Humanities at Scale  

Lieux

  • Main Building, East Hall - Academy of Athens 28, Panepistimiou street
    Athènes, Grèce (10679)

Dates

  • vendredi 17 mars 2017

Mots-clés

  • thesauri, cultural informatics

Contacts

  • Patritsia Kalafata
    courriel : pkalafata [at] academyofathens [dot] gr

Source de l'information

  • Patritsia Kalafata
    courriel : pkalafata [at] academyofathens [dot] gr

Pour citer cette annonce

« Thesaurus building », Informations diverses, Calenda, Publié le lundi 13 février 2017, http://calenda.org/392641