Mapping Cultural Metadata Schemas to CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model

  • Manolis Gergatsoulis
  • Lina Bountouri
  • Panorea Gaitanou
  • Christos Papatheodorou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6040)


Managing heterogeneous data is a challenge for cultural heritage institutions as they host and develop various collections with heterogeneous types of material, described by different metadata schemas. In this paper, we propose an expressive mapping language for the mapping of XML-based metadata schemas to CIDOC CRM. We also show how these mappings can be used to transform metadata to CIDOC CRM data by considering the mapping of VRA Core 4.0 to CIDOC CRM.


Metadata interoperability ontologies mapping languages 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manolis Gergatsoulis
    • 1
  • Lina Bountouri
    • 1
  • Panorea Gaitanou
    • 1
  • Christos Papatheodorou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Database & Information Systems Group (DBIS),Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing, Department of Archive and Library SciencesIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  2. 2.Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS), Athena R.C.AthensGreece

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