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The Enslaved Ontology: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade

11 Pages Posted: 5 May 2020 Publication Status: Accepted

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Cogan Shimizu

Kansas State University - Department of Computer Science

Pascal Hitzler

Kansas State University - Department of Computer Science

Quinn Hirt

Wright State University - College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dean Rehberger

Michigan State University

Seila Gonzalez Estrecha

Michigan State University

Catherine Foley

Michigan State University

Alicia Sheill

Michigan State University

Walter Hawthorne

Michigan State University (MSU)

Jeff Mixter

OCLC - Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated

Ethan Watrall

Michigan State University

Ryan Carty

Michigan State University

Duncan Tarr

Michigan State University

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shimizu, Cogan and Hitzler, Pascal and Hirt, Quinn and Rehberger, Dean and Gonzalez Estrecha, Seila and Foley, Catherine and Sheill, Alicia and Hawthorne, Walter and Mixter, Jeff and Watrall, Ethan and Carty, Ryan and Tarr, Duncan, The Enslaved Ontology: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade (April 22, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3583130 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3583130

Cogan Shimizu (Contact Author)

Kansas State University - Department of Computer Science ( email )

Manhattan, KS 66506-4001
United States

Pascal Hitzler

Kansas State University - Department of Computer Science ( email )

Manhattan, KS 66506-4001
United States

Quinn Hirt

Wright State University - College of Engineering and Computer Science ( email )

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435
United States

Dean Rehberger

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Seila Gonzalez Estrecha

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Catherine Foley

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Alicia Sheill

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Walter Hawthorne

Michigan State University (MSU) ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Jeff Mixter

OCLC - Online Computer Library Center, Incorporated ( email )

Leiden
Netherlands

Ethan Watrall

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Ryan Carty

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

Duncan Tarr

Michigan State University ( email )

Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1122
United States

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