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ResearchSpace project is developing a collaborative environment for humanities and cultural heritage research using knowledge representation and Semantic Web technologies. The project includes work to;
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Who's Using CIDOC CRM
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Other projects that use CIDOC CRM are posted on the at http://cidoc-crm.org/uses_applications.html
Talk to us about contextual search systems
The ResearchSpace Team can offer consultancy for organisations and projects particularly on knowledge representation, Linked Data and Semantic Web techniques as well as a range of other digital research methods like natural language processing. The team are uniquely placed within the British Museum possessing considerable knowledge and experience with access to a wide range of cross disciplinary expertise.
- Triple/Quad and Graph databases (as well as traditional relational systems).
- Semantic Web publication. Specialists in Semantic Search solutions.
- Semantic (Linked Data) open source software development.
- CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model and other established ontologies.
- Ontology implementation and design.
- Data mapping and transformation.
- Natural Language Processing
- Design and specifications transforming traditional approaches into practical Semantic Web applications.
- Specialist Project Management.
Contact Sarah Mengler on tel: 0207 323 8809
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Quality Data Representation
Principal Investigator: Dominic Oldman
Project & Development Manager: Dr Barry Norton
Research Assistant and Administrator: Sarah Mengler
tel: 0207 323 8809
Current Technology Partners
The ResearchSpace development uses the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model
(CRM). This means that data from many different sources can be
integrated, but while access to the data is homogeneous, the data itself
retains its individual characteristics, original meaning and
perspectives. This provides the ideal environment for research and
allows analysis at both micro and macro levels. The CRM is an ontology
that represents reality and ha
s been empirically designed to support humanist discourse employing
event based object orientated event based modelling that can harmonise
knowledge and different levels of detail. The CRM Family now covers:
- CRM: Conceptual Reference Model.
- FRBRoo: Bibliographic References.
- PRESSoo: Periodicals.
- CRMinf: Argumentation Model.
- CRMsci: Scientific Observation Model.
- CRMdig: Digital Provenance Model.
- CRMgeo: Spatiotemporal Refinement.
Quality Linked data
The British Museum's CIDOC CRM contextual linked data rated the highest quality in a survey of open access cultural heritage information by the Open Data Institute. See http://tinyurl.com/pjz5j9f
The CIDOC CRM represents the British Museum's data completely and, unlike other standards that fit data into a common and fix set of data fields, all the meaning contained in the Museum's source data is retained. This represents the only way in which museums can represent all their knowledge for meaningful integration, essential for serious research, support highly precise cross organisational data discovery and semantic relationships.
Collaboration on a common aim
The consortium believe that data must be represented with clear meaning
and appropriate context which is essential for insightful reuse. It
is particularly important that these qualities are maintained within
data integrations so that institutional perspectives are preserved,
similarities and differences can be correctly analysed and new
information added robustly and with scholarly integrity.
technologies used may be different and change over time, knowledge
representation provides a constant foundation for the systems built by
consortium members. The knowledge representation system used and
developed by the consortium is the CIDOC CRM and its associated
extensions together with any other agreed consortium standards.
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