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HvA Ontology ontology#

On this page, the ontology related to the Hartmann von Aue knowledge base, termed "HvA Ontology" (ontology), is represented in human-readable form.

This document describes the underlying schema to the Linked Open Data version of the HvA portal, a decade-long initiative by Professor Roy Boggs to provide a modern Web-based knowledge base of the works of Hartman von Aue.

Any entity in this ontology is subsumed under the common namespace ontology#.

Hartmann von Aue Ontology Language Reference

Hartmann von Aue Ontology Metadata (rdf:type owl:Ontology)

v1.0, release 28-03-2017

Latest version: http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#Ontology

Author: Alex Stolz

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#Ontology
rdfs:label Hartmann von Aue Ontology


This ontology re-models the database schema of the Hartmann von Aue Portal in order to make it available as Linked Open Data.

dcterms:contributor Martin Hepp and Roy Boggs

dcterms:license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

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hva:DictEntry (rdf:type owl:Class)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#DictEntry
rdfs:label Dictionary Entry


A lexicon entry used to explain a concept.

Properties (rdfs:domain) : hva:char hva:grammar hva:lemma hva:text hva:translation hva:word
This class is a valid range (rdfs:range) for: hva:entry

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hva:Note (rdf:type owl:Class)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#Note
rdfs:label Note


A note is a string of text placed at the bottom of a page in a book or document or at the end of a chapter, volume or the whole text. (Source: Wikipedia)

Properties (rdfs:domain) : hva:lemma hva:text hva:translation
This class is a valid range (rdfs:range) for: hva:note

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hva:Word (rdf:type owl:Class)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#Word
rdfs:label Word


In linguistics, a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with semantic and pragmatic content. (Source: Wikipedia)

Properties (rdfs:domain) : hva:entry hva:grammar hva:lemma hva:partOfVerse hva:positionInVerse hva:text hva:translation hva:word

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hva:char (rdf:type owl:DatatypeProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#char
rdfs:label Single character or letter


Single character (or letter) from an alphabet for indexing and sorting purposes.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:DictEntry
Allowed values (rdfs:range): http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string

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hva:lineInText (rdf:type owl:DatatypeProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#lineInText
rdfs:label Line in Text


Line number of a verse in a poem (is not necessarily the same as the verse number).

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:Verse
Allowed values (rdfs:range): http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#int

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hva:positionInVerse (rdf:type owl:DatatypeProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#positionInVerse
rdfs:label Position in Verse


Position of the Word in a Verse.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:Word
Allowed values (rdfs:range): http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#int

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hva:translation (rdf:type owl:DatatypeProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#translation
rdfs:label Translation


Translation of a word or textual description into another language.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:DictEntry hva:Note hva:Verse hva:Word
Allowed values (rdfs:range): http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#Literal

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hva:verseNumber (rdf:type owl:DatatypeProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#verseNumber
rdfs:label Verse Number


Verse number of a verse in a poem.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:Verse
Allowed values (rdfs:range): http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#int

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hva:entry (rdf:type owl:ObjectProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#entry
rdfs:label Attach DictEntry to Word


Property to attach a DictEntry to a Word.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:Word
Allowed values (rdfs:range): hva:DictEntry

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hva:note (rdf:type owl:ObjectProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#note
rdfs:label Attach Note to Verse


Property to attach a Note to a Verse.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:Verse
Allowed values (rdfs:range): hva:Note

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hva:partOfVerse (rdf:type owl:ObjectProperty)

URI http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/hva/ontology#partOfVerse
rdfs:label Part of Verse


A property to indicate the parthood of a Word to a Verse.

Compatible with (rdfs:domain): hva:Word
Allowed values (rdfs:range): hva:Verse

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