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Project Details

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Project Name: 
The World of Art on the Semantic Web (CLAROS)
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Donna Kurtz
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Maths, Physical & Life Sciences
  • Unit: Oxford e-Research Centre
  • Sub-Unit: not specified
Start Date: 
2009 Fell grant
End Date: 
Ongoing
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
Andrew Zisserman (Engineering Science), Yorick Wilks (Sheffield/ OII), German Archaeological Institute, Berlin; Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae - LIMC Paris and Basel, National Hellenic Research Foundation's National Documentation Centre, Athens.
Funder: 
Fell
Subject Area: 
Archaeology
Project Description: 

The CLAROS Data service provides a RESTful interface for the data of the CLAROS Project, and complements the CLAROS Explorer.
This service provides metadata about archaeology and art in machine-readable formats such as RDF, JSON and KML.
The data for the CLAROS project are modelled using the Erlangen OWL-DL 1.0 implementation of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model using the http://purl.org/NET/crm-owl# namespace.
You can use the Objects and People views to start exploring, or try your hand at a SPARQL query.

CLAROS is an international interdisciplinary research federation using the latest developments in Information and Communication Technologies to bring the art of the world to everyone. It is led by the University of Oxford and based in its e-research centre, OeRC. It is a federation that welcomes collaboration.
CLAROS began in 2000 as Classical Art Research Online Research Services with Europe’s leading research centres for the art of ancient Greece and Rome. Since 1979 these centres, in the universities of Oxford, Cologne, and Paris, have been creating scholarly databases about the art of classical antiquity. Well studied, highly classified, and appreciated by a global community, they have provided an ideal foundation. In 2011 CLAROS-Hellas was established as a hub for Greece in the National Documentation Centre of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. 2011 also marked the globalization of CLAROS, bringing data on Islamic, Indian and Chinese archaeology and art from the Ashmolean Museum's Jameel On-Line and laying the foundation for the World of Art on the Semantic Web.

ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureData ReuseUse of existing digital data
Image capture2d Scanning and photography
Textual InputManual input and transcription
- -Text recognition
Data analysisSearching/LinkingSearching and querying
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingRecord linkages structuring
Image ProcessingImage enhancement
- -Image restoration and rectification
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:21
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk