Historical Context Ontology (HiCO): A Conceptual Model for Describing Context Information of Cultural Heritage Objects

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 544)


Communities addressing the problem of a shareable description of cultural heritage objects agree that a data-centric and context oriented approach should be reached in order to exchange and reuse heterogenous information. Here we present HiCO, an OWL 2 DL ontology aiming to outline relevant issues related to the workflow for stating, and formalizing, authoritative assertions about context information. The conceptual model outlines requirements for defining an authoritative statement and focuses on how a description of context information can be carried out when data are extracted from full-text of documents.


FRBR TEI Linked Open Data Scholarly editions Authoritativeness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CRR-MM - Multimedia Research Resource CentreUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Classical Philology and Italian StudiesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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