Conference Paper

Ontology-Based Metadata Integration in the Cultural Heritage Domain

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77094-7_25 Conference: Asian Digital Libraries. Looking Back 10 Years and Forging New Frontiers, 10th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 10-13, 2007, Proceedings
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In this paper, we propose an ontology-based metadata integration methodology for the cultural heritage domain. The proposed
real - world approach considers an integration architecture in which CIDOC/CRM ontology acts as a mediating scheme. In this
context, we present a mapping methodology from Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Dublin Core (DC) metadata to CIDOC/CRM,
and discuss the faced difficulties.

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