Publishing Museum collections on the semantic web - The MuseumFinland portal

Eero Hyvönen*, Miikka Junnila, 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 domain for semantic web techniques. We present a semantic web portal called "MuSEUMFINLAND - Finnish Museums on the Semantic Web"1 [3] that contains some 4,000 cultural artifacts from the collections of three museums using three different database schemas and database systems. The system is based on seven RDF(S) ontologies consisting of some 10,000 classes and individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThirteenth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings, WWW2004
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
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
CountryUnited States
CityNew York


  • Content publishing
  • Ontology
  • Semantic Web

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