[Crm-sig] CIDOC 2014 CRM-SIG Workshop day

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Mon Jun 23 19:21:27 EEST 2014


Dear All,

Let me please bring our CRM-SIG workshop day Sept 7, in the
framework of CIDOC2014 in Dresden.

See also:
http://www.cidoc2014.de/index.php/en/home/program-information/workshops-en

This workshop will consist of three presentations and following discussions:

1)CIDOC CRM Tutorial (presenter Christian-Emil Ore):

The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CIDOC CRM) and ISO21127, is a 
semantically rich ontology that delivers data harmonisation based on 
empirically analysed contextual relationships rather than relying on a 
traditional fixed field/value approach, overly generalised relationships 
or an artificial set of core metadata. It recognises that cultural data 
is a living growing resource and cannot be commoditised or squeezed into 
artificial pre-conceived boxes. Rather, it is diverse and variable 
containing perspectives that incorporate different institutional 
histories, disciplines and objectives. The CIDOC CRM retains these 
perspectives yet provides the opportunity for computational reasoning 
across large numbers of heterogeneous sources from different 
organisations, and creates an environment for engaging and exploration 
through its network of relationships. The core ontology supports the 
whole cultural heritage community including museums, libraries and 
archives and provides a growing set of specialist extensions. This 
tutorial will present requirements for the model, its form and selected 
concepts, including new concepts in version 6.0.It will further present 
a practical exercise how to transform data to a CRM-compatible form.

See also: www.cidoc-crm.org <http://www.cidoc-crm.org>

2)CRMSci Scientific Observation Modeland CRMarcheo

(presenter Chrysoula Bekiari)

The CRMSci is a formal ontology intended to be used as a global schema 
for integrating metadata about scientific observation, measurements and 
processed data in descriptive and empirical sciences such as 
biodiversity, geology, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage 
conservation and others in research IT environments and research data 
libraries. It uses and extends the CIDOC CRM (ISO21127) as a general 
ontology of human activity, things and events happening in spacetime. 
The Scientific Observation Model has been developed bottom up from 
specific metadata examples from biodiversity, geology, archeology, 
cultural heritage conservation and clinical studies, such as water 
sampling in aquifer systems, earthquake shock recordings, landslides, 
excavation processes, species occurrence and detection of new species, 
tissue sampling in cancer research, 3D digitization, based on 
communication with the domain experts and the implementation and 
validation in concrete applications. It takes into account relevant 
standards, such as INSPIRE, OBOE, national archeological standards for 
excavation, Digital Provenance models and others.

CRMarchaeo is an extension of CIDOC CRM with the aim to encode metadata 
aboutthe archaeological excavation process. It is being developed in the 
framework of the ARIADNE European Research Infrastructure for 
Archaeology. The goal of this model is to provide the means to document 
excavations in such a way that the following functionality is supported: 
Maximize interpretation capability after excavation or to continue 
excavation; reason of excavation (research goals); possibility of 
knowledge revision after excavation; comparing previous excavations on 
same site (space) and all kinds of comprehensive statistical studies 
("collective behavior").

The presentation will give an introduction to both ontologies including 
real-life examples of use. Both ontologies have been proposed to CIDOC 
CRM SIG for revision and approval as CIDOC compatible extensions.

3)The Synergy Reference Model of Data Provision and Aggregation 
(presenter Dominic Oldman)

The increased use of aggregation services and the growing use of the 
CIDOC CRM has necessitated a new initiative to develop a data 
provisioning reference model targeted at solving fundamental 
infrastructure problems ignored by data integration initiatives to date. 
These problems include data quality issues (the lack of adequate 
semantic and contextual meaning), the use of fixed field/value models 
that remove local perspectives , the lack of integration with data 
providers and their expertise and knowledge, and the lack of tangible 
benefits for providers and users alike.Instead the proposed model is 
designed to be distributed and collaborative and not divorced from 
providers as in more centralized systems. In reality it is the 
information providers that curate and understand the source resources 
and that update these resources at regular intervals.The provider is the 
one who can verify or falsify statements about the evidence in their 
hands. The role of the aggregator includes the responsibility for the 
homogeneous access and the synopsis of consistency, whereas any 
inconsistencies should be made known to, and can only be resolved by, 
the original providers. However, the process of data transformation to 
the aggregator's target system requires a level of quality control that 
is often beyond the means of prospective providers. All current 
transformation tools fail to support integration of data from a large 
number of providers that inevitably undergoes continuous data, format 
and semantic changes at both the provider and aggregator side. The 
proposed reference models specifies particular business processes, S/W 
components and Open S/W interfaces for a comprehensive solution to this 
problem. The presentation will present the complete rationale and give 
an overview over the workflow and components.


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