Proposal for a standard ontology of Intertextuality
by Motti Benari et al.
Table of Contents and Executive Summary
Mapping intertextual relations
Apart from all the technological achievements, the CULTOS project has
produced a remarkable accomplishment in the field of intertextuality research.
We were able to portray and map all possible intertextual relations, (relations
between texts), in a model flexible enough to overcome theoretical differences
between academics in this field. We defined these relations, described
their margins and organized them in a logical and coherent tree-like structural
hierarchy. (This structural hierarchy is not an importance hierarchy).
The Proposal for a standard ontology of Intertextuality describes in
detail, the use of the Knowledge Model of Intertextual Studies ("The
CULTOS Ontology") for the creation of intertextual threads.
Chapter A describes the step by step building of an intertextual thread - from the idea and the using of entities to the linking to concepts and relations from the ontology. The user gets guidance about different types of concepts and the best ways to choose the appropriate ones.
Chapter B, the "CULTOS Ontology of Relations" includes more than 300 relations defined using the knowledge builder (k-infinity, an ontology building tool provided by one of the partners). Each relation is presented with a Description, its position within the hierarchy of relations and examples for the relation.
Chapter C, the "Glossary of terms from the concepts hierarchy" is a partial description of the defined concepts. It comprises 3 types of terms.
Annex 1 describes terminological interconnections with Gerard Genette's model of intertextuality
Annex 2 presents some screenshots of glossary integration in CULTOS Tools.
© Salzburg Research 2003, Design: Jan Steindl, Contents: Andreas Gruber