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This article presents the methodology that has been successfully used over the past seven years by an interdisciplinary team to create the International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums (CIDOC) CONCEPTUAL REFERENCE MODEL (CRM), a high-level ontology to enable information integration for cultural heritage data and their(More)
The tutorial first addresses requirements and semantic problems to integrate digital information into large scale, meaningful networks of knowledge that support not only access to source documents but also use and reuse of integrated information. The pros and cons of developing global ontologies are discussed. It is argued that core ontologies of(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper introduces the objectives, methods and results of ontology development in the EU co-funded project Advancing Clinico-genomic Trials on Cancer-Open Grid Services for Improving Medical Knowledge Discovery (ACGT). While the available data in the life sciences has recently grown both in amount and quality, the full exploitation of it is(More)
This paper elaborates on the problem of modeling provenance for both physical and digital objects. In particular it discusses provenance according to OAIS (ISO 14721:2003) and how it relates with the conceptualization of CIDOC CRM ontology (ISO 21127:2006). Subsequently it introduces an extension of the CIDOC CRM ontol-ogy, able to capture the modeling and(More)
Even though the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set is well accepted as a general solution, it fails to describe more complex information assets and their cross-correlation. These include data from political history, history of arts and sciences, archaeology or observational data from natural history or geosciences. Therefore IFLA and ICOM are merging their(More)
Over the past few years, the ICOM/CIDOC document standards group has been developing an object oriented Conceptual Reference Model. The model represents an 'ontology' for cultural heritage information, i.e. it describes in a formal language the explicit and implicit concepts and relations relevant to the documentation of cultural heritage. The primary role(More)
This paper presents a novel model of co-reference knowledge, which is based on the distinction of (i) a model of a common reality, (ii) a model of an agent's opinion about reality, and (iii) a model of agents' opinions if they talk about the same object or not. Thereby it is for the first time possible to describe consistently the evolution of the agent's(More)