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The CrossCult knowledge base: A co-inhabitant of cultural heritage ontology and vocabulary classification

Vlachidis, Andreas; Bikakis, Antonis; Kyriaki-Manessi, Daphne; Triantafyllou, Ioannis; Antoniou, Angeliki


Antonis Bikakis

Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi

Ioannis Triantafyllou

Angeliki Antoniou


Mārīte Kirikova

Kjetil Nørvåg

George A. Papadopoulos

Johann Gamper

Robert Wrembel

Jérôme Darmont

Stefano Rizzi


CrossCult is an EU-funded research project aiming to spur a change in the way European citizens appraise History, fostering the re-interpretation of what they may have learnt in the light of cross-border interconnections among pieces of cultural heritage, other citizens’ viewpoints and physical venues. Exploiting the expressive power, reasoning and interoperability capabilities of semantic technologies, the CrossCult Knowledge Base models and semantically links desperate pieces of Cultural Heritage information, contributing significantly to the aims of the project. This paper presents the structure, design rationale and development of the CrossCult Knowledge Base, aiming to inform researchers in Digital Heritage about the challenges and opportunities of semantically modelling Cultural Heritage data.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Journal Advances in Databases and Information Systems
Print ISSN 1865-0929
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 767
Pages 353-362
Series Title Communications in Computer and Information Science
Book Title New Trends in Databases and Information Systems
ISBN 9783319671611
Institution Citation Vlachidis, A., Bikakis, A., Kyriaki-Manessi, D., Triantafyllou, I., & Antoniou, A. (2017). The CrossCult knowledge base: A co-inhabitant of cultural heritage ontology and vocabulary classification. In S. Rizzi, J. Darmont, R. Wrembel, J. Gamper, G. A. Papadopoulos, K. Nørvåg, & M. Kirikova (Eds.), New Trends in Databases and Information Systems, 353-362. Springer.
Keywords cultural heritage, ontology, digital humanities, semantic web, vocabulary classification, CIDOC-CRM
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