DFKI-LT - Towards a Linked Data Access to Folktales classified by Thompson’s Motifs and Aarne-Thompson-Uther’s Types

Thierry Declerck, Antónia Kostová, Lisa Schäfer
Towards a Linked Data Access to Folktales classified by Thompson’s Motifs and Aarne-Thompson-Uther’s Types
2 Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2017, Montréal, QC, Canada, ADHO, 8/2017
 
We present in this paper work consisting in porting to an integrated ontology two central resources for the classification of folktales: The “Motif-index of folk-literature” (Thompson, 1977) and the “Types of International Folktales” (Uther, 2004). The first resource, often called Thompson Motif Index (abbreviated as TMI) is available as an online resource. The second resource is a classification system for folktale types, which was published by Hans-Jörg Uther (2004), extending former work by Antti Aarne (1961) and Stith Thompson (1977). In the following we are using the acronym ATU for referring to this classification system. Recently, a large amount of the ATU data has been made available online, offering also annotation facilities for tales in multilingual versions.
 
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