[Crm-sig] PLEASE VOTE: Compatibility with CRM

Bekiari Xrysoula bekiari at ics.forth.gr
Tue Oct 22 23:24:49 EEST 2019

Dear All

Following the decisions of the current working group meeting, we invite 
you to vote if you accept the text  about the compatiblity with CRM in 
the version 6.2.6. This text is the same with the one found in the iso 
version(rev 2014).

The text is the following:

Compatibility with the CRM

Users intending to take advantage of the semantic interoberability 
offered by this International Standard should ensure conformance with 
the relevant data structures. Conformance pertains either to data to be 
made accessible in an integrated environment or intended for transport 
to other environments. Any enconding of data in a formal language that 
preserves the relations of the classes, properties, and inheritance 
rules defined by this definition of the CIDOC CRM(definition document), 
is regarded as conformant.
Conformance with this definition document does not require complete 
matching of all local documentation structures, nor that all concepts 
and structures present in this definition document be implemented. This 
definition document is intented to allow room both for extensions, 
needed to capture the full richness of cultural documentation, and for 
simplification, in the interests of economy. A system will be deemed 
partially conformant if it supports a subset of subclasses and 
subproperties defined by this definition document. Designers of the 
system should publish details of the constructs that are supported.
The focus of this definition document is the exchange and mediation of 
structured information. It does not require the interpretation of 
unstructured (free text) information into a structured, logical form. 
Unstructured information is supported, but falls outside the scope of 
conformance considerations.
Any documentation system will be deemed conformant with this definition 
document, regardless of the internal data structures it uses; if a 
deterministic logical algorithm can be constructed, that transforms data 
contained in the system into a directly compatible form without loss of 
No assumptions are made as to the nature of this algorithm. "Without 
loss of meaning" signifies that designers and users of the system are 
satisfied that the data representation corresponds to the semantic 
definitions provided by this definition .


YES for accepting,

NO for not accepting,

by Oct. 25 2019.

all the best


Chryssoula Bekiari
Research and Development Engineer

Center for Cultural Informatics / Information Systems Laboratory
Institute of Computer Science
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

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