Digital Lab
Day seminar


This event is the result of a collaboration between Wittgensteinarkiv, Digital Lab, Clarino+

ASCII-konvertering; Wikimedia Commons.
ASCII; Wikimedia Commons.


The seminar will be held in English.

The Wittgenstein Archives (http://wab.uib.no/) is a UiB research infrastructure founded in 1990, located in the Department of Philosophy since 2010. Its object has been the writings (the "Nachlass", consisting of approx. 20,000 pages) of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), its objective to make these writings available digitally. In this seminar we wish to present WAB and its work, with a two-pronged view to i) disseminate our work in the DH network locally and ii) gain feedback on the functionality and usability of our resources and guage the need for user instruction material. Following upon a historical presentation, by former director Claus Huitfeldt and current director Alois Pichler, we will give a brief overview of our resources before moving on to demonstrations and some user tasks (bring your own laptop if possible!) for some of these resources. These are:

Wittgenstein Source (complete facsimile and transcribed edition of the Nachlass material): http://wittgensteinsource.org/

"IDP" (interactive dynamic presentation) of WS material: http://wab.uib.no/transform/wab.php

Wittgenstein Ontology Explorer (semantic faceted browser): http://wab.uib.no/sfb/

WITTFind (search platform): http://wittfind.cis.uni-muenchen.de/



9:30  Welcome and introduction

9:45  Introduction WAB (history and resources)

10:45 Break

11:00 Clarino+ and Wittgenstein 

11:10 Demos and user cases prt. 1

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Demos and user cases prt. 2

14:00 Break

14:15 Discussion


We will provide lunch for everyone registered to the event. Please note any dietary requirements in the registration form.