Session 1: The Gap between Digital and Humanities: Issues for the Semantic Web (theory)
Linked Data and the Semantic Web provide new opportunities for changing the relationship between computers and their everyday users. There is a tendency for technology to use other resources, including people, on its own terms and for its own purpose (its technological essence). The Semantic Web allows us to challenge this relationship and to design systems that aid our thinking and human knowledge processes, like writing or drawing. This session sets out the foundation for a new type of digital, ‘human curated’, knowledge graph, addressing the gaps that machine learning and artificial intelligence fail to address.