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Digital Art History: Ontologies & Metadata

Inspired by the report, Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship, by Diane M. Zorich for the Kress Foundation and CHMN

Getty Vocabularies (Getty Research Institute)

Semantic Web and Linked Data

The semantic web community has proposed ontologies to express knowledge of a specific domain in a machine-understandable form. 

There are hierarchical specifications of concepts in art history that could be more formally defined to make knowledge more accessible through search engines and to help produce better results with search queries.

Linked Data, a subset of the wider Semantic Web movement, is about connecting data sets across the Web.

Some archaeological initiatives

Subject Guide

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