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Re: Ontologies for Cultural Heritage project

From: Patrick Sinclair <metade@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:44:12 +0100
Message-ID: <afa703b70804200344q10845f00o33b500fa8ad8c13b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Elisa F. Kendall" <ekendall@sandsoft.com>
Cc: "Daniel Schwabe" <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>, semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org

Hi Daniel,

I would also look at/contact the people behind the multimedian project
(http://e-culture.multimedian.nl), they are doing some interesting
work (http://e-culture.multimedian.nl/demo/search). I believe they are
using VRA Core (http://www.vraweb.org/projects/vracore4/index.html).

You could also consider the CIDOC CRM (http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/), an
ontology for describing cultural heritage documentation.

About a year or so ago I put together a collection of links/references
on my blog, perhaps there might be something useful there:



On 17/04/2008, Elisa F. Kendall <ekendall@sandsoft.com> wrote:
>  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,
>  Elisa
>  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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