Polo Digital Universidad de Navarra (PODIUN)
The "Digital Polo University of Navarra" project, hereinafter PODIUN, aims to create a digital corpus of the complete works of Leonardo Polo, Corpus Poliano, and facilitate their research using digital tools that allow internal dynamic concordances of the work. The project is approached from the perspective of Digital Humanities and using emerging resources from this discipline. More specifically, some of the field of artificial intelligence such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the creation of knowledge databases.
This project requires an interdisciplinary approach to put digital resources at the service of philosophy, for a more systematic and complete processing of the texts already published, Series A of Leonardo Polo's complete Works, contained in twenty-seven volumes, as well as for the other texts that are being prepared for subsequent publication. The general objective of the project is the dissemination of Leonardo Polo's work, since it is found that his thinking has great innovative potential in various areas of knowledge. Despite this, its dissemination is hampered by the lack of available digital resources capable of delving more agilely into a work as huge and rich as the author's.
The concrete results that the PODIUN project aims to achieve would be, in the first place, to define and systematize an unambiguous referencing methodology for all of Polo's work, just as another corpus such as those of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Kant already have it. As a consequence of the creation of this database of references, it is additionally intended to obtain other results such as: i) having a dictionary/glossary of terms; ii) use a data processing resource to provide the corpus with a resource to obtain concordance of dynamic terms with the quantifications of their relationships, this will allow advanced intelligent dynamic searches throughout the corpus with an open design and specially developed for deepening the investigation of Poliana philosophy, etc.
This project will work in close collaboration with EUNSA, the publisher that owns the copyrights of the work from Poliana and with which previous agreements have already been reached. In this Phase I of the project we will work with the texts already published in Series A of Leonardo Polo's Complete Works. The creation of this corpus is intended to facilitate the discussion of their ideas in international settings. The processing and reference resource is intended to be a catalyst that allows the author's thinking power to be extracted. The wealth of the work will be more fruitful through the technology that we have in these historical moments. The project also has the support and cross-cutting collaboration of international researchers from five countries and eight universities.
Finally, the publication of these results will be a valuable contribution that the University of Navarra can make to the scientific community by making these computerized text analysis resources available to research via the internet.
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