National Gallery RDF

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Appropriate links and descriptions relating to the examination of the use of RDF related technologies in the documentation and description of objects and practices in the National Gallery, London.

XML RDF National Gallery Pages

These pages represent RDF descriptions of National Gallery related information, some linked to the CIDOC CRM and other external information sources.

National Gallery: API

Work has begun to provide a general National Gallery API. Further details and links will be provided here when it is up and running.

Additional Links

National Gallery: Raphael API

The Raphael Research Resource began to examine how complex conservation, scientific and art historical research could be combined in a flexible digital form. In addition to the main user interface the data stored within the system is now also accessible in the the form of open linkable data combined with a SPARQL end-point. Further detail relating to the worked examples along with the code used to build them was presented as part of a workshop at Interface2011.

Presenting web access to RDF Triples

The systems used to present and query the Raphael API and the soon to be National Gallery API make use of a custom National Gallery, London: 4-Store PHP Interface.

Ontologies and Vocabularies

  • The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) provides definitions and a formal structure for describing the implicit and explicit concepts and relationships used in cultural heritage documentation.

General Semantic and/or RDF Links