Linked Open Data in den Geisteswissenschaften


Project Management: Prof Dr Christof Schöch  (Universität Trier - Computerlinguistik & Digital HumanitiesUniversität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)) · JProf. Dr. Susanne Kabatnik  (Universität Trier – Fachbereich II (Digitale Lexikografie)) · Prof Dr Claudine Moulin  (Universität Trier - Germanistik (Ältere deutsche Philologie)) · Dr Claudia Bamberg  (Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)) · Dr Thomas Burch  (Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)) · Prof. Dr. Folke Gernert  (Universität Trier - Romanistik) · Jörg Röpke  (Universität Trier – Universitätsbibliothek (IT-Abteilung)) · Dr Joëlle Weis  (Universität Trier - Trier Center for Digital Humanities (TCDH)) · Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue  (Universität Trier – Fachbereich V (Rechtswissenschaft)) · Prof. Dr. Achim Rettinger  (Universität Trier - Computerlinguistik & Digital Humanities) · Prof. Dr. Kristin Shi-Kupfer  (Universität Trier – Fachbereich II (Sinologie)) · Doris Schirra  (Universität Trier - Universitätsbibliothek Trier) · Prof. Dr. Ralf Schenkel  (Universität Trier – Fachbereich IV (Informatikwissenschaften))

Project Participants: Universität Trier - Fachbereich II (Sprach-, Literatur- und Medienwissenschaften) · Universität Trier – Fachbereich IV (Informatikwissenschaften) · Universität Trier – Fachbereich V (Rechtswissenschaft) · Universität Trier - Universitätsbibliothek Trier

Sponsors: Forschungsinitiative des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz

Running time: since

Contact person (TCDH): Prof Dr Christof Schöch; Prof Dr Claudine Moulin

Research Area: Digital Literary and Cultural Studies

Keywords: Linked Open Data, Digital Technologies and Tools, Network Analysis, Multilingualism


LODinG is dedicated to the application of Linked Open Data (LOD) in the humanities, with a focus on linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and media studies. The main intention is to collect, model, link, and make freely available information in a machine-readable, standardized form. Entities such as persons, places, organizations, and topics are provided with unique identifiers through norm data in order to record rich, contextualized information in machine-readable statements and to be able to expand them collaboratively.

The relevance of the LOD paradigm for the humanities lies in its novelty and the possibility of integrating qualitative and interpretative approaches with quantitative and algorithmic methods. The project aims to advance the emerging field of research in the humanities and to benefit from technological developments and networking with existing LOD resources.

The research program spans various areas of the humanities, including digital lexicography, editorial studies, digital humanities, sinology, and legal studies. The sub-projects address specific applications of LOD, from the indexing of pandemic vocabulary to the editorial indexing of early modern literature, and the extraction of semantic statements from humanities literature.

The goals of the project include unlocking the potential of LOD for innovative research in the humanities, consolidating and strengthening LOD expertise at the University of Trier, and establishing LOD as a sustainable research paradigm.


Anne Klee
E-mail: kleeatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3120

Dr Claudia Bamberg
E-mail: bambergatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3790

Dr Joëlle Weis
E-mail: weisatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3017

Dr Maria Hinzmann
E-mail: hinzmannmatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3101

Dr Thomas Burch
E-mail: burchatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3364

Dr. Jacek Kudera
E-mail: kuderaatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3612

Frank Queens
E-mail: queensatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-2935

JProf. Dr. Susanne Kabatnik
E-mail: kabatnikatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-2505

Leonard Vierbuchen
E-mail: s2ldvieratuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3365

Naemi Bürger
E-mail: s2nabueratuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3365

Prof Dr Christof Schöch
E-mail: schoechatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3264

Prof Dr Claudine Moulin
E-mail: moulinatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-2305

Tatiana Bessonova
E-mail: s2tabessatuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3365

Veronica Wassermayr
E-mail: wassermayratuni-trier [dot] de
Phone: +49 651 201-3358