Centre for Cultural Informatics/ICS/FORTH
The Centre for Cultural Informatics (CCI), a specialized unit within the ISL, brings together skills in knowledge representation, ontology engineering, knowledge organization systems, database technology and web technology with expertise in archaeology, museum documentation and management, art conservation, archives and libraries, thesaurus and dictionary management and other disciplines such as physics, history, geography, biodiversity etc. Within the scope of its activities, the CCI has collaborations with museums of artifacts, natural history museums, libraries, archives, zoological and botanical gardens, and publishers at a national and international level. Among others, the Centre functions as competence center for the CIDOC-CRM (ISO 21127)- an ontology which provides a common and extensible semantic framework that any cultural heritage information can be mapped to, by building and exchanging application know-how, by providing consultancy to implementers and researchers, and by contributing to the dissemination, maintenance and evolution of the standard itself.
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