CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model

Short Title: 
CIDOC CRM
Provider: 
ICOM International Committee for Documentation
Description: 
The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) provides definitions and a formal structure for describing the implicit and explicit concepts and relationships used in cultural heritage documentation. The CIDOC CRM is intended to promote a shared understanding of cultural heritage information by providing a common and extensible semantic framework that any cultural heritage information can be mapped to. It is intended to be a common language for domain experts and implementers to formulate requirements for information systems and to serve as a guide for good practice of conceptual modelling. In this way, it can provide the "semantic glue" needed to mediate between different sources of cultural heritage information, such as that published by museums, libraries and archives. Since 9/12/2006 the CIDOC CRM is official standard ISO 21127:2006.
Category: 
Ontology