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Publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Preprint . Conference object . Article . 2020

Contribution of conceptual modeling to enhancing historians' intuition : application to prosopography

Jacky Akoka; Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau; Stéphane Lamassé; Cédric du Mouza;
Open Access
Published: 03 Nov 2020
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Country: France

International audience; Historians, and in particular researchers in prosopography, focus a lot of effort on extracting and coding information from historical sources to build databases. To deal with this situation, they rely in some cases on their intuition. One important issue is to provide these researchers with the information extracted from the sources in a sufficiently structured form to allow the databases to be queried and to verify, and possibly, to validate hypotheses. The research in this paper attempts to take up the challenge of helping historians capturing and assessing information throughout automatic processes. The issue emerges when too many sources of uncertain information are available. Based on the high-level information fusion approach, we propose a process that automatically supports historians' intuition in the domain of prosopography. The contribution is threefold: a conceptual data model, a process model, and a set of rules combining the reliability of sources and the credibility of information.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Credibility Intuition Conceptual model media_common.quotation_subject media_common Information fusion Prosopography Computer science Conceptual schema Data science


Information fusion, Prosopography, Historian's intuition, Uncertain information, Process model, Conceptual model, Uncertain knowledge graph, [INFO.INFO-CY]Computer Science [cs]/Computers and Society [cs.CY], Computer Science - Computers and Society, Computers and Society (cs.CY), FOS: Computer and information sciences