Semantic Integration of Collection Description: Combining CIDOC/CRM and Dublin Core Collections Application Profile
D-Lib Magazine, Vol. 15(7/8)
- Contact person: Christos Papatheodorou
Abstract. This article is motivated by the demand for unified access to the wealth of distributed digital cultural collections, allowing users to make queries and discover information about them through integrated processes. Our effort originates from the semantic interoperability perspective and considers CIDOC/CRM as the mediating schema, which integrates in an optimal way the semantics of the collection-level metadata schemas and application profiles. The research reveals the complexity of mapping metadata schemas to ontologies and resolves particular difficulties by presenting the crosswalk between Dublin Core Collections Application Profile and CIDOC/CRM.