Digital Humanities (DH) is a newly emerging interdisciplinary area at the intersection of Computer Science and the Humanities (including but not limited to art, geography, history, language, literature, music). Its main aim is to develop and implement digital tools to Humanities research.
The fundamental question in DH is how datasets from the Humanities can be represented digitally in such a way that both humans and machines can process and exchange them on the Web. Ontology and Terminology have a central role to play to this end.
This approach is implemented in the “Naming the Things” project.