Research between natural and cultural history information: Benefits and IT-requirements for transdisciplinarity

  title={Research between natural and cultural history information: Benefits and IT-requirements for transdisciplinarity},
  author={Karl-Heinz Lampe and Klaus Riede and Martin Doerr},
  journal={ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage},
This article describes an approach to transdisciplinary information integration employing a core ontology. Information is modeled here with an ontology based on the CIDOC-Conceptual Reference Model (ISO 21127). When instantiated with some realistic examples taken from the field of biodiversity (collecting, determination, type creation, expedition, and observation events), the formal specification of semantic concepts makes scientific activities commonly understandable. Ontologies not only allow… 

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