Digital Observatory of World Literature (2023-)
The aim of this project is to combine historical and current data on world literature in a way that allows large-scale developments to be described and observed automatically. The focus will be on entities such as authors, works and reception records as they are represented via corresponding norm data in digital encyclopaedias, knowledge databases, catalogues and in the Linked Open Data cloud (Wikipedia, Wikidata, DBpedia, Index Translationum, VIAF, various national libraries, etc.). Thanks to standardised semantic linking across all the mentioned digital repositories, mutual references within world literary contexts will be extracted and brought together in a language-independent way. This data will be analysed and evaluated using network analysis and made available in an interactive web app.