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Kerameikos.org: Linked Open Data for Greek Pottery

Gruber, Ethan; Gondek, Renee; Smith, Tyler Jo

Begun in the Fall 2013 and presented at CAA 2014 (DOI 10.5281/zenodo.258046), Kerameikos.org aims to define the intellectual concepts of ancient Greek pottery following the methodologies of Linked Open Data (LOD). These concepts include categories like vessel shapes, artists, styles, and production places. When linked externally to other LOD thesauri, Kerameikos.org allows for the normalization and aggregation of disparate museum and archaeological datasets into an information system that facilitates broader public access. Ultimately, the project intends to standardize a model for exchanging pottery data, provide easy-to-use interfaces to visualize geographic and quantitative distributions of Greek pottery, and publish a series of data manipulation web services enabling professionals to contribute to this ecosystem.

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