Cross-Disciplinary Integration of Metadata Descriptions
Peter Wittenburg, Greg Gulrajani, Daan Broeder, Marcus Uneson (1)
Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, (1) Lund University, Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD Nijmegen, The Netherlands,firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the ECHO (European Cultural Heritage Online) project an integrated domain of metadata repositories was created covering data from 5 different humanities disciplines. The integration required intensive work on encoding, syntactical and especially the semantic level, since interoperability is still difficult to be achieved. An ontology was created and a search engine that makes use of the knowledge components. This work within ECHO is seen as one of the practical contributions on the way towards the Semantic Web.
metadata, discovery, interdisciplinary, interoperability