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EOSC-Pillar Use case 9 - Integrating heterogeneous data on cultural heritage

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  • 2. Trust-IT Services


Heritage Sciences, i.e. the application of scientific experimental methods to the analysis of cultural heritage artefacts, produces a large quantity of numeric data that are only loosely related to the cultural object to which the analyses were applied. The lack of standard data models for the different technologies employed makes interoperability between datasets almost impossible. On the other hand, the same cultural objects and activities on them (studies, interventions, etc.) are documented in textual documents usually with very basic metadata.

This situation requires the intervention of a human to link the documentation of scientific analyses to the documentation of the cultural object, e.g. chemical analyses and physical to a study by an art historian; this in the end prevents data re-use and data-driven research.

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EOSC-Pillar – Coordination and Harmonisation of National Inititiatives, Infrastructures and Data services in Central and Western Europe 857650
European Commission