Hallig-Wartburg Ontology

Hallig-Wartburg Ontology

The Hallig-Wartburg Ontology is based on the so-called Hallig-Wartburg, an extra-linguistic, controlled vocabulary with a hierarchically structured set of concepts: Rudolf Hallig and Walther von Wartburg, Begriffssystem als Grundlage für die Lexikographie / Système raisonné des concepts pour servir de base à la lexicographie, Berlin (Akademie-Verlag), [1952] 1963.

Hallig-Wartburg is a conceptual scheme used by many historical linguistic resources as an onomasiological structuring means, e.g., by the Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (FEW) and the Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien gascon (DAG), DAGél respectively, a project of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (HAdW).

Hallig-Wartburg’s concepts are denoted by French non-lexicalised categories, e.g., ‘L'univers', ‘Le ciel et l'atmosphère', and ‘Le ciel et les corps célestes', and, additionally, the concepts are identified by a system of capital letters between A and C, followed by Roman numerals, Arabic lower case letters, etc.: ‘A’, ‘A I’, ‘B II h’, etc., modelled as the Hallig-Wartburg Identification Scheme within the ontology (data property ‘hwIdentificationScheme’).

The OWL-file is provided here at https://lod.academy/hw-onto/ns/hw. The preferred namespace prefix is hw. For further information, see Sabine Tittel, Frances Gillis-Webber and Alessandro A. Nannini (2020), “Towards an Ontology based on Hallig-Wartburg's Begriffssystem for Historical Linguistic Linked Data”, in: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2020). 7th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL-2020), May 2020, Marseille, France (in print).

Vocabulary namespace: https://lod.academy/hw-onto/ns/hw#

The Hallig-Wartburg Ontology is registrated as International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN) number 865-595-052-464-7, see http://www.islrn.org/resources/865-595-052-464-7/.