Modeling museum context in CIDOC CRM using relational databases
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of CIDOC06, International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums, Gothenburgh, Sweden.: Wider perspective – Broader base, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
The museums are a rich source of knowledge about our cultural heritage. Unfortunately, the present standards for storing information in databases are not suited for the purpose of knowledge representation. In the article we argue why ontology is needed for modelling the knowledge. The ontology CIDOC CRM is a conceptual model to describe cultural heritage knowledge and it can also be utilized for structuring a corresponding database. This article discusses a design of a relational database capturing the class hierarchy of CIDOC CRM. The proposed design seems promising regarding querying efficiency.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Databases, modelling knowledge, ontology, CIDOC CRM
Information Science Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-26357OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-26357DiVA: diva2:54131