[Crm-sig] Issue 527 Modelling Provenance of Intangible Heritage

Martin Doerr martin at ics.forth.gr
Tue Jun 15 20:30:03 EEST 2021

Dear All

Here a few thoughts about issue 527, Modelling Provenance of Intangible 

We may define "intangible heritage" as living human memories:

A)    Memories and oral traditions about events, things, people

These can be treated as *propositional objects*.

The question of where these traditions originate is more complex. It may 
be associated with Groups, and would need a specific activity of 
transferring such *knowledge*, as well as creation. Paths of tradition 
may be known. Content variants pose another challenge, which may need a 
*core-variant relation*, or a *variant set*?

B) More varied will be myths, fairy tales and other oral fiction, and 
mixtures of fiction and history. There may or may not be a *historical 
origin*, as with the Odyssey and Iliad. We will need a policy how to 
talk about *unknown origins*, and evidence of *variant consolidation.**

*Very different are

C) Procedural knowledge and traditions (techniques, dance, music, rituals)

Music in particular will include musical motives, a sort of "symbolic 
object", and again *core-variant relation*, or a *variant set.
Groups as originators may work, but often the tradition also appears in 
areas where they live without differentiating a different group.

May be CRMsoc could provide a lighter construct of the social 
collectives involved and where they have acted?

All the best,



  Dr. Martin Doerr
  Honorary Head of the
  Center for Cultural Informatics
  Information Systems Laboratory
  Institute of Computer Science
  Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
  N.Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,
  GR70013 Heraklion,Crete,Greece
  Email: martin at ics.forth.gr
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