The Enslaved Ontology: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade
11 Pages Posted: 5 May 2020 Publication Status: Accepted
We present the Enslaved Ontology (V1.0) which was developed for integrating data about the historic slave trade from diverse sources in a use case driven by historians. Ontology development followed modular ontology design principles as derived from ontology design pattern application best practices and the eXtreme Design Methodology. Ontology content focuses on data about historic persons and the event records from which this data can be taken. It also incorporates provenance modeling and some temporal and spatial aspects. The ontology is available as serialized in the Web Ontology Language OWL, and carries modularization annotations using the Ontology Pattern Language (OPLa). It is available under the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.
Keywords: digital humanities, modular ontology, data integration, ontology design patterns, history of the slave trade
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