Bio CRM

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2018-01-01
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en
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8
59-66
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CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 2119
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Biographies make a promising application case of Linked Data: they can be used, e.g., as a basis for Digital Humanities research in prosopography and as a key data and linking resource in semantic Cultural Heritage (CH) portals. In both use cases, a semantic data model for harmonizing and interlinking heterogeneous data from different sources is needed. This paper presents such a data model, Bio CRM, with the following key ideas: 1) The model is a domain specific extension of CIDOC CRM, making it applicable to not only biographical data but to other CH data, too. 2) The model makes a distinction between enduring unary roles of actors, their enduring binary relationships, and perduing events, where the participants can take different roles modeled as a role concept hierarchy. 3) The model can be used as a basis for semantic data validation and enrichment by reasoning. 4) The enriched data conforming to Bio CRM is targeted to be used by SPARQL queries in a flexible ways using a hierarchy of roles in which participants can be involved in events.
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Biographical representation, Data models, Event-based modeling, Linked data, Prosopography, Role-centric modeling, Computer Science(all)
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Tuominen , J , Hyvönen , E & Leskinen , P 2018 , ' Bio CRM : A data model for representing biographical data for prosopographical research ' CEUR Workshop Proceedings , vol. 2119 , pp. 59-66 .