Ontology-based Metadata Integration in the Cultural Heritage Domain

Thomais Stasinopoulou, Lina Bountouri, Constantia Kakali, Irene Lourdi, Christos Papatheodorou, Martin Doerr, Manolis Gergatsoulis

Abstract: In this paper, we propose an ontology-based metadata integration methodology for the cultural heritage domain. The proposed real - world approach considers an integration architecture in which CIDOC/CRM ontology acts as a mediating scheme. In this context, we present a mapping methodology from Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Dublin Core (DC) metadata to CIDOC/CRM, and discuss the faced difficulties.