[Crm-sig] FRBRoo model v1.0.2 in RDFS

Martin Scholz martin.scholz at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Wed Apr 11 15:07:34 EEST 2012

Hi Anna,

the WissKI project ([1]) provides an implementation of the FRBRoo 1.0.2v in OWL 
(EFRBRoo, [2]). It also implements the extensions of Appendix 5: Modelling of 
Identifier Creation.
The EFRBRoo uses the latest version of the Erlangen CRM ([3], [4]) as reference 
ontology, which in turn is an implementation of the CIDOC CRM v5.0.4.

Both ontologies encode class and property names as <code>_<english name>, e.g.
E2_Temporal_Entity or F1_Work.


Martin Scholz

[1] <http://wiss-ki.eu/>
[2] <http://erlangen-crm.org/efrbroo>
[3] <http://erlangen-crm.org/current-version>
[4] <http://erlangen-crm.org/120111/>

Am 11.04.2012 12:39, schrieb Anna Jordanous:
> Hi all,
> I have been using FRBRoo as a base model for a vocabulary about ancient
> manuscripts, in a project called Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS) [1].
> For this I am in the process of mapping our SAWS ontology to FRBRoo, using the
> RDFS encoding of v1.0.1 of the FRBRoo model [2]. To some extent this is working
> well. However:
> - I see that a v1.0.2 of FRBRoo was published at [2] as a doc and a pdf in
> January 2010, but I can find no RDFS encoding of the newer version. Are there
> plans to release an RDFS encoding of v1.0.2 (or has this already been done and I
> am just looking in the wrong places?) If needed, I would be happy to volunteer
> my help in this, although I am very much a novice in the FRBRoo world.
> - The current RDFS model of FRBRoo v1.0.1 is harmonised with CIDOC CRM v5.0.2.
> It is available in two forms: using IDs based on initial codes only (e.g. F2,
> R2F) [3], and using initial codes followed by english names, e.g. F2.Expression
> [4]. I would prefer to use the [4] version with English names (my memory of
> codes is poor).
> However although the [3] version refers to the current version of CIDOC (e.g.
> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/rdfs/cidoc-crm#E89), which I prefer, the [4] version is
> hard-coded to refer to CIDOC v5.0.2 only (e.g.
> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/rdfs/cidoc_crm_v5.0.2_english_label.rdfs#E89.Propositional_Object)
> even though
> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/rdfs/cidoc-crm-english-label#E89.Propositional_Object
> is available.
> - is there a reason for this difference?
> - if a FRBR v1.0.2 RDFS schema is planned, how will it refer to CIDOC_CRM?
> Thanks in advance for any comments you may have here, your help is appreciated.
> anna
> PS I would like to post on these lists when the SAWS ontology is fully mapped to
> FRBRoo and published, to consult list members' opinions and expertise on this
> mapping work?
> [1] http://www.ancientwisdoms.ac.uk/about/semantic-web/
> [2] http://www.cidoc-crm.org/frbr_drafts.html
> [3] http://www.cidoc-crm.org/rdfs/FRBR1.0.1.rdfs
> [4] http://www.cidoc-crm.org/rdfs/FRBR1.0.1_english_label.rdfs
> <http://www.ancientwisdoms.ac.uk/about/semantic-web/>
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Martin Scholz, Diplom-Informatiker
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