Meta:Books ontology

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See also: Books temp Db

Book API's


Goodreads

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Early thoughts

This ontology is created mainly for use in ewiki. When finished it should be replicated there.

I started building it around the Greek version of Daniel Chandler's book Semiotics for beginners.

Index and bibliography

One of the main goals here is the creation of a word index, the kind one would find in the end of every scientific book.

Every time a special word appears in the text it is assigned the property "Cites". The name of the property denotes that it can be also used for citations.

Example:

Roland Barthes introduced the concept of [[Cites::Anchorage|''anchorage'']] ([[Cites::Barthes 1977]]).

Which produces:

Roland Barthes introduced the concept of anchorage (Barthes 1977).

In the above double example, with the use of the same property "Cites", we have managed to relate this text (a) to a word ("Anchorage") as well as (b) to a book ("Barthes 1977"). What dinstiguishes from each other is their other properties and/or categories. Anchorage is in category "words" where "Barthes 1977" is in category "Books".

So to create a word index for this book, all one needs to do is ask for all members of category "Words" with property "Cites" having value "Semiotics for beginners". If value is ommited then you get a general word index of all words cited in all books.

Similarly, to create a bibliographic index for this book, one would ask for all members of category "Books" with property "Cites" having value "Semiotics for beginners". If value is ommited then you get a general bibligraphic index of all books cited in all books.

Each word page can also serve as glossary definition. If so, it can be assigned to a "Glossary" category. So, to create a glossary page, one would do a query of all members of category "Glossary" with property "Cites" having value "Semiotics for beginners". If value is ommited then you get a general bibligraphic index of all books cited in all books.

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Works


Publications