The aim of the research is to obtain a knowledge representation and management model and a system for the digital edition of large corpora of original works (manuscripts). One of the key concepts of the proposed approach is that a digital edition of a corpus of manuscripts is not a single document containing a scholarly transcription of the manuscripts. It is in fact a set of evolving interconnected knowledge resources (manuscript transcriptions, annotations, scholarly transcriptions, related terminologies and ontologies, dictionaries, etc.) that represents the current state of our knowledge about the manuscripts. Therefore the proposed research concentrates on models and tools for the representation and the interconnection of these knowledge resources. The proposed research methodology consists in
The model and system will be applied to the scholarly publishing of some set of manuscripts from Ferdinand de Saussure.
A subset of the Saussurean terminologies, collected by G. Consenza and put into SKOS form by the fds team, are available on http://ke.unige.ch:8080/rdf4j-workbench/repositories/fds/types
The manuscripts can be viewed on http://fds.unige.ch