Publishing museum collections on the semantic web -The museum Finland portal

Eero Hyvönen, Miikka Junnila, Suvi Kettula, Eetu Mäkelä, Samppa Saarela, Mirva Salminen, Ahti Syreeni, Arttu Valo, Kim Viljanen

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Museum collections contain large amounts of data and semantically rich, mutually interrelated metadata in heterogeneous databases. The publication of museum collections on the web is therefore a very promising application do- main for semantic web techniques. We present a semantic web portal called Museum Finland Finnish Museums on the SemanticWeb"1 [3] that contains some 4,000 cultural artifacts from the collections of three museums using three different database schemas and database systems. The sys-Tem is based on seven RDF(S) ontologies consisting of some 10,000 classes and individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International World Wide Web Conference on Alternate Track, Papers and Posters, WWW Alt. 2004
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)1581139128, 9781581139129
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2004
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational World Wide Web Conference - New York, United States
Duration: 17 May 200422 May 2004
Conference number: 13


ConferenceInternational World Wide Web Conference
Abbreviated titleWWW
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


  • Content publishing
  • Ontology
  • Semantic web


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