Organizing the People, Places, and Things in the Bible




Sean Boisen, <[myfirstname]@logos.com>
BibleTech:2009, Seattle WA March 27 2009
Presentation URL: http://semanticbible.org/other/talks/2009/bibletech/BK.html

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Outline

Biblical Semantics

Linguistic Analysis and Biblical Interpretation

illustration of layered linguistic analysis applied to Biblical interpretation

Linguistic Analysis and Biblical Interpretation (2)

illustration of layered linguistic analysis applied to Biblical interpretation

The Referential Challenge

The Goals of the Bible Knowledgebase (BK)

the letter Lthe letter Othe letter Gthe letter Othe letter S ... organizing the world's Biblical information to:

Beyond Referential Semantics

BK Use Cases

Some content and structure only makes sense in a digital world:

Modeling Entities in the Biblical Domain

What's Modeled by the BK?

General Approach

Data Sources

Core Attributes of BK Models: IDs

IDs, Namespaces, and Naming Conventions

Context Composition Function Examples
App ID BK ID
(≈XML NCName)
Adam
Adam
ArkOfNoah
agate
BK App prefix + ID QID #Adam
@Adam
$ArkOfNoah
$agate
XML namespace or prefix + ID URI http://www.libronix.com/ns/2007/bk-agent#Adam or agent:Adam
place:Adam
thing:ArkOfNoah
thing:agate

Other Common Attributes

Agents (individuals, groups, supernatural beings)

Names and Naming Relations

We tend to merge names with what they name

Naming Relations Example

graphic showing agents, naming relations, and appellation relationships

Places

Places (2)

pie chart of places by type

Artifacts

Realia/Things

Realia/Things (2)

pie chart of places by type

Identity

Data Representation

Powered by Django.Django

Applications: Retrieving Data by ... (Live Demos)

[In the actual presentation, these hyperlinks went to live demonstrations: there's no way to provide that in this web version.]

Applications: Visualizing Connectedness

Connectedness Graph

Connectedness of Agents, Places, and Names

Hyperlink Annotation

Anchor article annotated with BK entities

Future Directions

Conclusions

Resources and References

About This Presentation

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