ACDH Tool Gallery 4.1
How to model your data
with CIDOC CRM
Data modelling is a task central to almost every DH project. Developing a sound conceptual model and formalizing it as an ontology is a highly demanding intellectual task requiring expertise and patience.
To address the growing demand for this type of modelling in many research projects being launched in Austria, the ACDH organizes a Tool Gallery focussed exactly on the task of ontology engineering with a special focus on CIDOC CRM.
CIDOC CRM is a high-level conceptual model, standardised by ISO and tried and tested in a multitude of projects around the world. There is a growing set of tools supporting it. Equipped for modelling generic entities of the world (Actors, Events, Physical & Conceptual Things) and accompanied by a number of more domain-specific extensions, it lends itself ideally to customisation and adaptation for the specific needs of individual projects.
In the morning session, invited guest, George Bruseker, expert on CIDOC CRM from ICS FORTH, “the home of CIDOC CRM”, will give a general presentation on ontology modelling in general and CIDOC CRM in particular, followed by three use cases demonstrating the application of CIDOC CRM in ongoing projects. In the afternoon hands-on session, we turn our attention to participants' specific projects. After an optional short presentation outlining the problem description (domain of discourse, main entities and relations, modelling attempts and challenges encountered), we will organize in small groups to working on individual issues and discuss modelling decisions on the fly with group of experienced modellers, who provide support and consultation.
The registration has already been closed.
Requirements for participation
The workshop is targeted at researchers
- with structured data (at the beginning of a project or working on a proposal)
- with a basic knowledge of linked open data and semantic technologies
|09.00 - 09.15||Welcome|
|09.15 - 10.30||Introduction to CIDOC CRM|
|10.30 - 11.00||Coffee Break|
|11.00 - 12.00||3 use cases|
|12.00 - 12.30||Preparation and organisation|
of the practical sessions
|12.30 - 13.30||Lunch Break|
|13.30 - 15.00||Practical modelling session I|
|15.00 - 15.30||Coffee Break|
|15.30 - 16.30||Practical modelling session II|
|16.30 - 17.00||Summary & Concluding remarks|
* subject to minor alterations