Linked Potter

Ontlogy and knowledge base of metadata extracted from AO3 fanfiction related to Harry Potter.

– 2020 –

Schema of Harry Potter ontology

Using user-generated tags extracted from fanfiction stories (Archive of Our Own), I created an ontology to categorise the various metadata used by authors. I also created a knowledge base by linking the ontology with all the 30,000 unique tags used in Harry Potter fanfiction stories.

Tools and skills

R, Protégé, OWL, SPARQL

Web scraping, ontology creation, linked data


Pianzola, Federico. 2020. “Linked-Potter: An Example of Ontology for the Study of the Evolution of Literature and Reading Communities”. JADH2020 Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities “A New Decade in Digital Scholarship: Microcosms and Hubs”. Edited by Bor Hodošček. Osaka, Japan: Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University. 28–32.

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