The present paper suggests an application of ontologies in the analysis of a literary phenomenon. Starting from the needs of humanistic research and from the availibility on the Web of Language Resources, the adoption of such methodology, whose reference tool is an ontology, has led to a deeper analysis of the "Dualism Truth vs. Propaganda" in Karl Kraus's writings and of the novel "Cloud, castle and lake" of Vladimir Nabokov. The aim of this paper is to put in evidence the role of ontologies in the literary research and text analysis as helping tools, able to make domain assumptions explicit. For this purpose, the two case-studies will show how the application of the WordNet ontology for word sense disambiguation can help the understanding of a literary phenomenon (in the first example) and the interpretation of the core of a novel (in the second example), thus facilitating the translation.

Il presente studio pone in evidenza il ruolo delle ontologie nella ricerca letteraria e nell’analisi testuale come ausili in grado di rendere espliciti concetti di dominio. A questo scopo, i due casi studio proposti mostrano come l’applicazione di un’ontologia linguistica per la disambiguazione del significato delle parole può rivelarsi d’aiuto nella comprensione di un fenomeno letterario e nella comprensione di un testo, facilitandone conseguentemente la traduzione.

An ontology-based approach in the literary research: two case studies

Bordoni, Luciana
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Alderuccio, Daniela
2002

Abstract

Il presente studio pone in evidenza il ruolo delle ontologie nella ricerca letteraria e nell’analisi testuale come ausili in grado di rendere espliciti concetti di dominio. A questo scopo, i due casi studio proposti mostrano come l’applicazione di un’ontologia linguistica per la disambiguazione del significato delle parole può rivelarsi d’aiuto nella comprensione di un fenomeno letterario e nella comprensione di un testo, facilitandone conseguentemente la traduzione.
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The present paper suggests an application of ontologies in the analysis of a literary phenomenon. Starting from the needs of humanistic research and from the availibility on the Web of Language Resources, the adoption of such methodology, whose reference tool is an ontology, has led to a deeper analysis of the "Dualism Truth vs. Propaganda" in Karl Kraus's writings and of the novel "Cloud, castle and lake" of Vladimir Nabokov. The aim of this paper is to put in evidence the role of ontologies in the literary research and text analysis as helping tools, able to make domain assumptions explicit. For this purpose, the two case-studies will show how the application of the WordNet ontology for word sense disambiguation can help the understanding of a literary phenomenon (in the first example) and the interpretation of the core of a novel (in the second example), thus facilitating the translation.
Ontologies;Digital Humanities (e-Humanities);Digital Libraries;Multilingual Information Access;Human Language Technologies;Cross Language Information Retrieval;Artificial Intelligence for Digital Heritage
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