Project deliverable Open Access
Eleni Tsouloucha; Athina Kritsotaki; Chryssoula Bekiari; Maria Theodoridou
This report documents the work undertaken in the frame of the SSHOC project Task 4.7 Modeling the SSHOC data life cycle. Specifically, SSHOC Deliverable 4.19 concerns the mapping of two selected metadata standards used to document social science research ⎼namely DDI Codebook and CMDI ⎼to the SSHOC Reference Ontology (SSHOCro). The mapping involves the integration and harmonization of DDI and CMDI metadata schema and the transformation of selected cases from social sciences and humanities repositories, documented with the DDI and CMDI to SSHOCro.
SSHOCro is a common meta-level schema based on CIDOC CRM, that aims at providing a semantic interoperability framework for the description of the Social Sciences and Humanities data life cycle, by offering a conceptual model that can describe at a generic level the real-world lifecycle of data produced by the generic workflow of processes of collection, connection, interpretation and the auxiliary activities of storing, publishing and finding data –as it actually takes place in the various domains of Social Sciences and Humanities. Its development has, in fact, been informed by data lifecycle management practices in use, in said disciplines. In practical terms, the use of such a model and schema for the research community is twofold: (a) it can be applied as a standard to be used in the step of devising and implementing metadata capture scheme for tracking the data lifecycle in individual projects, institutions and disciplines; (b) it is a canonical form or target schema that can provide a model for a single knowledge base for cross–domain tools and services (e.g., resource discovery, browsing, and data mining). In this case mappings must be produced to relate DDI or CMDI concepts or relationships (source schemata) to SSHOCro concepts (target schema) in a way that facts described in terms of the above source schemata can automatically be translated into descriptions in terms of the target schema (SSHOCro). This is the mapping definition process and the output of this task is the mapping, i.e., a collection of mapping rules. The present report describes the mapping definition process between the DDI / CDMI and SSHOCro along with their resulting mapping rules.
This task includes the following activities:
D4.19 Mapping of two indicative selected standards to SSHOCro_final.pdf