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Humanist Archives: Dec. 7, 2019, 8:56 a.m. Humanist 33.466 - an ontology for glossematics?

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        Date: 2019-12-06 20:12:50+00:00
        From: Paolo Monella 
        Subject: Hjelsmlevian ontology?

Dear all,

do you know if anyone has created an ontology for Hjelsmslev's
glossematics concepts (especially those from the "Prolegomena")?

I am working on an ontology for digital philology/paleography, modelling
concepts such as allograph, grapheme, abbreviation, ligature,
punctuation, capital, diacritic, graphical/linguistic token, lemma.

My focus is on pre-modern writing systems: mosty handwritten (or early
prints) and alphabetic (with potential expansions to syllabary and
alphasyllabary systems).

I'd like to use structural linguistics as a theoretical framework, so
I'd like to link to/use concepts from a Hjelmslevian ontology, if it

I know  that a Saussurian ontology is underway, but have never heard
anything about Hjelsmlev.

Thank you,
Paolo Monella

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