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ResearchSpace Symposium 
Building cultural heritage knowledge


27th 28th July 2017
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
featuring keynote speaker 
Professor Andrew Prescott 
Remediating Our Culture: Threats and Challenges
and including speakers (among others) from the following projects
  

Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society 

An AHRC funded project researching a new interpretation of the only non-Western figure among a handful of artists of global appeal and significance. As East Asia emerges as a key driver of global development, there are clear benefits to providing students and the public with an enhanced understanding of Hokusai's achievement and its importance for transcultural exchange. The project links to the  British Museum's temporary exhibition,

Early Modern Letters Online  (EMLO)
Also funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the Early Modern Letters Online project provides an online research resource around  sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century letters, and has an ongoing mission to develop an expert system for historians and other scholars using these primary sources.

GRAVITATE
An H2020 project the overall objectives of the GRAVITATE project are to create a set of software tools that will allow archaeologists and curators to reconstruct shattered or broken cultural objects, to identify and re-unify parts of a cultural object that has been separated across collections. Adding 3D image and data analysis to the ResearchSpace environment. 

PHAROS  
A consortium (represented at the symposium by the The Frick Art Reference Library) of fourteen European and North American art historical photo archives committed to creating a digital research platform allowing for comprehensive consolidated access to photo archive images and their associated scholarly documentation. The project is currently undertaking a conversion of consortium data to the CIDOC CRM for use in the ResearchSpace system and was recently featured in the New York Times. 

SPHAERA: 
System Evolution and the Shared Scientific Identity of Europe
Using the ResearchSpace Semantic Database Builder, this Max Planck (History of Science) project investigates the knowledge tradition that is interwoven with the history of one book: the Tractatus de sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco. The work is a 13th century treatise on cosmology that – until the 17th century – has been repeatedly published as university textbooks.

ResearchSpace 
The ResearchSpace project will be represented in various presentations that explain the underlying principles and methods used in its production and use - firmly based on knowledge representation. A workshop will also be organised to Saturday 29th (to be advertised soon)

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    Posted 2 Feb 2017, 22:24 by Dominic Oldman
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  • H2020 GRAVITATE using ResearchSpace Platform GRAVITATE combines 3D models  with scientific processing and cultural heritage data to create a harmonised  knowledge graph in support of the re-assembly, re-unification and re-association of archaeological ...
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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.
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Oldman et al


Prof. Donna Kurtz (ed), Dominic Oldman 

Open Data Institute

British Museum CIDOC CRM SPARQL Endpoint receives perfect score from Open Data Institute in comparison of Cultural Heritage open datasets.

Talk to us about contextual search systems & CIDOC CRM Training 

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 ResearchSpace on tel: 0207 323 8809

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Who's Using CIDOC CRM

Some projects are highlighted on this site - click here

Other projects that use CIDOC CRM are posted on the at http://cidoc-crm.org/uses_applications.html


Academic & Cultural Heritage Partners





Oxford Cultural Heritage Program - http://www.culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk/

YCBA - http://britishart.yale.edu/


Current Technology Partners

http://www.ics.forth.gr/isl/index_main.php?l=e&c=253


British Museum (Contectual) Linked Data
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.
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.