International Journal on Digital Libraries

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 263–270 | Cite as

Scripta manent: a CIDOC CRM semiotic reading of ancient texts

Article
  • 144 Downloads

Abstract

This paper tries to identify the most important concepts involved in the study of ancient texts and proposes the use of CIDOC CRM to encode them and to model the scientific process of investigation related to the study of ancient texts to foster integration with other cultural heritage research fields. After identifying the key concepts, assessing the available technologies and analysing the entities provided by CIDOC CRM and by its extensions, we introduce more specific classes to be used as the basis for creating a new extension, CRMtex, which is more responsive to the specific needs of the various disciplines involved (including papyrology, palaeography, codicology and epigraphy).

Keywords

CIDOC CRM extensions Ancient manuscripts EpiDoc CRMtex 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The present work has been partially supported by the ARIADNE project, and funded by the European Commission (Grant 313193) under the FP7 INFRA-2012-1.1.3 call.

References

  1. 1.
    CIDOC CRM v. 6.2.1, http://cidoc-crm.org/official_release_cidoc.html. Accessed 20 July 2016
  2. 2.
    CRMsci: the scientific observation model, http://www.ics.forth.gr/isl/index_main.php?l=e&c=663. Accessed 20 July 2016
  3. 3.
    CRMarchaeo: the excavation model, http://www.ics.forth.gr/isl/index_main.php?l=e&c=711. Accessed 20 July 2016
  4. 4.
    Peirce, C. S.: Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce. In: Burks, A.W. (ed.) Principles of Philosophy and Elements of Logic. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA (1931–1958)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Sanders, C. (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Saussure. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2004)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Trismegistos. An interdisciplinari portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources. http://www.trismegistos.org/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  7. 7.
    Papyri.info, papyrological navigator and editor. http://papyri.info/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  8. 8.
    Epigraphic Database Roma. http://www.edr-edr.it. Accessed 20 July 2016
  9. 9.
    Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, Arachne iDAI Objects. http://arachne.dainst.org/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  10. 10.
    EpiDoc: Epigraphic Documents in TEI XML. http://sourceforge.net/p/epidoc/wiki/Home/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  11. 11.
    Doerr, M., Schaller, K., Theodoridou, M.: Integration of complementary archaeological sources. In: Nicolucci, F., Hermon, S., (eds.) Beyond the artifact. Digital interpretation of the past. Proceedings of CAA 2004, Archaeolingua, Budapest, p 6469 (2010)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    EAGLE Project. http://www.eagle-network.eu/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  13. 13.
    EAGLE Deliverable D3.1. http://www.eagle-network.eu/about/documents-deliverables/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  14. 14.
    Menota Project. Medieval Nordic Text Archive. http://www.menota.org/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  15. 15.
    ARIADNE Project. http://www.ariadne-infrastructure.eu/. Accessed 20 July 2016
  16. 16.
    Felicetti, A., Murano, F., Ronzino, P., Niccolucci, F.: CIDOC CRM and epigraphy: a hermeneutic challenge. In: Ronzino P, Niccolucci F (ed.) Extending, mapping and focusing the CIDOC CRM. Proceedings of CRMEX 2015. Under Publication (2016)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    FRBRoo. http://www.cidoc-crm.org/frbr_inro.html. Accessed 20 July 2016
  18. 18.
    Kouremenos, T., Parssoglou, G.M., Tsantsanoglou, K.: The Derveni Papyrus. Olschki, Firenze (2006)Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Der Orphische Papyrus von Derveni. ZPE 47:1–12 (1982)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PINVAST-LABPratoItaly
  2. 2.Università degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

Personalised recommendations