Building vocabulary with SPARQL


Judging from the Oxford Digital Humanities workshop on A Humanities Web of Data, and this related post on SPARQL queries by Jonathan Blaney, there is growing interest in using Semantic Web technologies for the digital humanities. Since the Trading Consequences digital historians are already perched on the edge of this particular bandwagon, I have written up a somewhat more technical post on how we’re using SPARQL and SKOS to develop the commodities vocabulary. You can find it here.