Types and Annotations for CIDOC CRM Properties


  • Vladimir Alexiev Ontotext Corp, 135 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria




cultural heritage, CIDOC CRM, properties, attribute assignment, attribution, RDF reification, property reification


The CIDOC CRM provides an extensive ontology for describing entities and properties appearing in cultural heritage (CH) documentation, history and archeology. CRM provides some means for describing information about properties (property types, attribute assignment, and "long-cuts") and guidelines for extending the vocabulary. However, these means are far from complete, and in some cases there is little guidance how to "implement" them in RDF. In this article we outline the problems, relate them to established RDF patterns and mechanisms, and describe several implementation alternatives.


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How to Cite

Alexiev, V. (2012). Types and Annotations for CIDOC CRM Properties. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 2, 38–51. https://doi.org/10.55630/dipp.2012.2.23