Exercise 1

Go to http://www.20q.net/
Choose “Think in British” and start the game by clicking Play 
Think of something that is an Animal, Vegetable, Mineral or Other and answer the questions as best you can. When you have finished see what answers you gave that were not what Q20 expected. 

Does Q20 correctly guess that you are thinking of?
How does it work?
To what extent do the questions relate to the thing you are thinking of?
How does Q20 manage to guess correctly?
What are its flaws?
Exercise 2

Object type: tanto; short sword-sheath; menuki; kozuka; hilt; fuchi-kashira; blade

Curator's comments: Harris 2005 - 'Hira zukuri' tanto blade with the slight 'uchizori' curve of the late Kamakura period. The blade has 'itame' with 'mokume' grain with 'jifu utsuri' and much 'chikei'. The 'suguha hamon' is of fine 'nie' with 'kinsuji'. The maker, Shintogo Kunimitsu, is feted as the founder of the Soshu tradition at Kamakura in the late Kamakura period.

Museum number: 1992,0523.2

Bibliography: Harris 2005 fig. 11, col. pl. 11, 12 bibliographic details

Description: Sword blade (tanto); with mounting (short sword-sheath; kozuka; hilt; menuki; fuchi-kashira). Blade: made of steel; signed. Sheath: made of black lacquered wood. Hilt: with gold mekugi; made of wood and skin (ray). Kozuka: crane in high-relief coloured metal inlay on silver ground; inscribed. Menuki: in shape of corn?; made of gilded metal. Fuchi-kashira: made of black lacquered metal. Soshu school blade and Goto school metal fittings.

Location: G93/case10

Producer name: Made by: Goto Ichijo (metal fittings); Made by: Shintogo Kunimitsu (blade)

Exhibition history

Exhibited: 2006 Oct 13-, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

Culture/period: Meiji Era (metal fittings); Kamakura Period (blade)

Subjects: arms/armour term details;

Date: 14thC (early; blade); 19thC (late; metal fittings)

Acquisition name: Purchased through: Eskenazi Ltd biography; Purchased from: Christie's biography; Previous owner/ex-collection: Dr Walter A Compton biography

Production place: Made in: Japan (Asia,Japan)

Acquisition date: 1992

Materials: wood; steel; silver; ray skin; metal; lacquer; gold

Acquisition notes: Bought at Christie's (lot 226) by Eskanazi Ltd at the BM's request. Former collection of Walter A Compton.

Technique: lacquered;  inlaid ; high relief; gilded; colour

Department: Asia


Inscription Type: signature

Inscription Position: blade, tang, obverse

Inscription Content: 国光; Inscription Transliteration; Kunimitsu, etc

Registration number: 1992,0523.2


Mapping a record

Go to the online resource
Sign up by creating an account
If successful – go back to ‘mappings’
Create a new Mapping. Give it a distinctive name and choose from the target schemas CIDOC CRM 6.0 and CRMext4SKOSandLabel1.2
Go to Mappings and search for your file using the title you gave it.
Select it and choose Edit and then select the Mapping table
Click on the first mapping cell doe the domain and type “object” in the source and choose E22_Man-Made_Object in the target.
Click on the link button. You are now adding properties to this object based on the following source XML file.

maker>Goto Ichijo</maker>


Start with identifier. Enter the name of the source field in source for both the property and the range.
Download the following file from drop box - https://www.dropbox.com/s/5msv2kmoatlhemz/domain-range.xlsx?dl=0
Go to  page xxiv in the reference available at http://www.cidoc-crm.org/docs/cidoc_crm_version_6.2.docx
In the excel spreadsheet Filter the Range to Identifier.
What are the properties that might fit.
Check the next class up from Identifier, “Appellation”. 
Does Appellation, as a Range provide a better property.
Complete the mapping for Identifier by entering the property and the range.
Complete the rest of the links using the domain and range table and the CIDOC CRM reference