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Using an ontology for interoperability and browsing of museum, library and archive information

Le Boeuf, P, Sinclair, P, Martinez, K, Lewis, P, Aitken, G and Lahanier, C (2005) Using an ontology for interoperability and browsing of museum, library and archive information At International Council of Museums 14th Triennial Meeting.

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Ontologies play an important part in the development of the future ‘semantic web’; the CIDOC conceptual reference model (CRM) is an ontology aimed at the cultural heritage domain. This paper describes a Concept Browser, developed for the EU/IST-funded SCULPTEUR project (semantic and content-based multimedia exploitation for European benefit environment (programme IST-2001-no. 35372); May 2002 to May 2005), which is able to access different museum information systems through a common ontology, the CRM. The development of this Concept Browser has required mappings from the legacy museum database systems to the CRM. The crucial process of creating the mappings is described, using the C2RMF catalogue (EROS) and library databases as a case study.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: International Council of Museums 14th Triennial Meeting, 2005-01-01
Keywords: semantic web, cultyral heritage, ontology mapping
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 264790
ISBN: 978-1844072538
PURE UUID: ff9dd38d-bd1e-4365-a7a1-1696fedb09ff
ORCID for K Martinez: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:32

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Author: P Le Boeuf
Author: P Sinclair
Author: K Martinez ORCID iD
Author: P Lewis
Author: G Aitken
Author: C Lahanier

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