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Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI)

Semantic Reference Data Models

With the term Reference Data Model, we denote a re-usable template of common descriptors grounded on the analysis of select sources determined to be of relevance to the entity being modelled.

Each available template is a collection of descriptors for a specific entity and each descriptor is mapped to the CIDOC-CRM ontology. The aim is threefold: to provide reference implementations to be used by institutions and projects yet unfamiliar with CIDOC-CRM, to create usable guidelines with which to generate input interfaces for born-CRM semantic data, and to guide mapping processes from extant sources into the CRM conformant reference model using tools such as 3M.

The SARI Reference Data Models are produced together with FORTH-ICS and describe the following entities:

Each Model listed and linked above is presented by reference to essential sources and an introduction to the methodology on which the Model is based. Following this introduction, each descriptor gets defined and its modelling rendered in both textual and graphical form is presented to the reader.

Not all Reference Data Models are immediately available. Their availability is subject to internal scrutiny; only when a model is considered sufficiently stable and has been vetted by a community of experts, it will be published in the Documentation section.

See also the latest presentation at CIDOC 2020 Conference in Geneva (Session 14).