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Telling ancient tales to modern machines: ontological representation of Sumerian literary narratives

@inproceedings{NurmikkoFuller2015TellingAT,
  title={Telling ancient tales to modern machines: ontological representation of Sumerian literary narratives},
  author={Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller},
  year={2015}
}
This thesis examines the potential of semantic web technologies to support and complement scholarship in Assyriology. Building on prior research, it is unique in its assessment of the suitability of three existing OWL ontologies (CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model, FRBRoo and Ontomedia) to adequately capture and represent the heterogeneous and incomplete narratives published as composites by the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature. Its agenda sits firmly within the interdisciplinary… 
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