The workshop is aimed at those working with fictional and literary narratives as well as anyone interested in the potential of Linked Data techniques to facilitate analysis, visualisation and distant reading of narratives in general.

When: Sunday 31 Aug 2014
Venue
: QM169, Queen Mary Court
Duration: 6 hours
Time: 9am – 14.45
Workshop presenters: 
K Faith Lawrence and Terhi Nurmikko 
Practical requirements:
Workshop is intended for 18-20 participants. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW, at the bottom of the page
Participants for this workshop will need to provide their own laptop (not a tablet) computer running the latest version of the Chrome browser.

Abstract
Stories have existed in every format that humans have created from the earliest oral traditions to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. They interlink and entwine across genres, mediums and audiences, and range from elaborate fantasies to the reinterpretations of actual events and fictional narratives wrapped around kernels of truth. As humans, we understand a myriad of implicit associations and connotations for the events and protagonists in the narrative – from the perspective of computational analysis, however, these issues are very complex.

Keywords

Fictional truth, Formularisation, Linked Data, Modelling languages

Summary

With a mix of discussion and hands­-on activities, this workshop will introduce participants to the basic steps needed to extract and define story elements in a semantically meaningful way. Our workshop is aimed at those working with fictional and literary narratives as well as anyone interested in the potential of Linked Data techniques to facilitate analysis, visualisation and distant reading of narratives in general. Whilst the practical element will use textual resources the methodology and discussion will be applicable to all media types. As part of the workshop we will cover topics such as fictional truth, the malleable nature of reality, the role of the model and the issues of formularisation, Linked Data, OWL and other modelling languages. No previous knowledge nor experience of working any of these subjects is required nor will any technical ability beyond basic computer use be assumed although attendees will be encouraged to share their own models and experiences.

Workshop is intended for 10- 12 participants. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW, Register with an easy and fast way – Eventbrite