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Re: Ontologies for Cultural Heritage project

From: Elisa F. Kendall <ekendall@sandsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:34:42 -0700
Message-ID: <4807D082.1050008@sandsoft.com>
To: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org
Hi Daniel,

There may be some useful ontologies as well as insights into things you 
might consider as you begin to publish your content on the National 
Semantic Web Ontology Program in Finland (FinnOnto).  The have published 
ontologies, a service infrastructure, papers, etc. on the program web 
site, at http://www.seco.tkk.fi/projects/finnonto/.  A substantial 
portion of the work is in Finnish, but not all ontologies, and at a 
minimum, they have tools and experience that should be helpful.

Best regards,


Daniel Schwabe wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am involved with a cultural heritage project that maintains the 
> archives (actually, "life and times") of the most famous brazilian 
> painter, Candido Portinari (http://www.portinari.org.br).  The project 
> has extensive multimedia data in traditional relational dbs, besides 
> the complete documentation (including systematic natural language 
> description) of the artworks themselves. It includes things like 
> photographs, recordings, newpaper clippings, books, interview 
> recordings, video, etc...
> I have now convinced them that they should make their data available 
> on the semantic web, via Open Linked Data. The first step, of course, 
> is selecting the suitable ontologies to map their db schema onto them, 
> extending if/when needed. So the question is, can you give me pointers 
> to any ontologies (in RDF(S)/OWL) used in the e-culture or similar 
> projects? Unfortunately, at this stage the project cannot afford to 
> pay for proprietary ontologies (such as the Getty Museum's), so they 
> must be free...
> Thanks for any info you can provide!
> -- 
> Daniel Schwabe
> Tel:+55-21-3527 1500 r. 4356
> Fax: +55-21-3527 1530
> http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~dschwabe 	Dept. de Informatica, PUC-Rio
> R. M. de S. Vicente, 225
> Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22453-900, Brasil
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