EAC-CPF Vocabulary Specification 1.1


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Silvia Mazzini ( Regesta.exe), Francesca Ricci ( IBC - Istituto beni artistici culturali e naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Servizio Soprintendenza per i beni librari e documentari)

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Premise

Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families ( EAC-CPF) primarily addresses the description of individuals, families and corporate bodies that create, preserve, use and are responsible for and/or associated with records in a variety of ways. EAC-CPF standard is quite different from his relative EAD ( Encoded Archival Description) widely used in archival description, especially because EAC-CPF standard haven't the concept of "inheritance" and is more "data-centric" than EAD. During last summer we have studied long time the xsd schema of the standard to find a way to describe te elements and the relations in another way, using an OWL ontology. The first result was an ontology that describes all the elements and the attributes of the XML schema and refers to tag library and xml diagram for technical specification. This beta version of the ontology is now available as rdf file and as a graph principally to support the archivist's work during the description of individual or organization responsible for the creation, accumulation, or assembly the described materials. This first result was added at the W3C document on vocabulary and dataset used in library and archives of the Library Linked Data working group.

Status of This Document

This document explains the EAC-CPF/RDF vocabulary created to define a data model useful to publish archival authority records as Linked Open Data.


EAC-CPF Ontology v. 1.0 for Linked Archival Data

The first work described above was extremely useful as a feasibility study and an effective work tool for archivists, but it could not be used to open the authority records codified with this standard to the world of Linked Open Data. It was necessary to transform the elements of the schema into properties of the ontology and to change the point of view of the description of the model. It was necessary to move from the description of the XSD schema in RDF to the definition of a new model based on the schema (thus maintaining the names of the elements and the attributes). This new data model keep the main division of the xml schema between the control area and the description area, where control "contains information about identity, creation, maintenance, status, and the rules and authorities used in the composition of the description.", while description "contains the name or names by which the identity is known, and optionally may contain historical context description to facilitate understanding of the identity. The >cpfDescription< includes a required >identity< element containing authorized or parallel name entries and optional >description< and >relations< to provide contextual information for the entity being described, including the relation of the entities to other entities, resources, and functions."
During the elaboration of the ontology we have assumed some general rules:

External RDF vocabularies references

As far as possible, we tried to make use of other existing most popular RDF vocabularies in cultural heritage and generally in the web of data. These are:

Listing Classes and Properties

EAC-CPF Ontology introduces the following classes and properties:

Classes

eac-cpf:entity
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
Label (it) entity
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
eac-cpf:person
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/person
Label (it) person
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
subClassOf eac-cpf: entity
eac-cpf:corporateBody
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/corporateBody
Label (it) corporate body
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
subClassOf eac-cpf: entity
eac-cpf:family
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/family
Label (it) family
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2773
subClassOf eac-cpf: entity
eac-cpf:controlArea
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
Label (it) control area
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e1944
eac-cpf:descriptionArea
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
Label (it) description area
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2138
eac-cpf:relation
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/relation
Label (it) relation
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e6439
eac-cpf:language
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/language
Label (it) language
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e3737
eac-cpf:nameArea
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/nameArea
Label (it) name area
isDefinedBy dainserire
eac-cpf:place
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/place
Label (it) place
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e5921
equivalentClass http://www.geonames.org/ontology#Feature

Object Properties

eac-cpf:cpfRelation
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/cpfRelation
Label (it) Corporate Body, Person, or Family Relation
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2216
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/relation
eac-cpf:resourceRelation
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/resourceRelation
Label (it) Resource Relation
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e6491
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/relation
eac-cpf:nameEntry
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/nameEntry
Label (it) Name Entry
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e5077
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/nameArea
eac-cpf:description
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/description
Label (it) Description
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e2138
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
eac-cpf:control
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/control
Label (it) Control
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e1944
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
eac-cpf:languageDeclaration
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/languageDeclaration
Label (it) Language Declaration
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e3791
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/language
eac-cpf:hasMultipleIdentities
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/hasMultipleIdentities
Label (it) Multiple Identities
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e4966
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/entity
eac-cpf:hasPlace
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/hasPlace
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Label (it) Place
isDefinedBy http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/eac/cpf/tagLibrary/cpfTagLibrary.html#d1e5820
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/place

Datatype Properties

eac-cpf:recordID
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/recordID
Label (it) Record Identifier
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#anyURI
eac-cpf:maintenanceStatus
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/maintenanceStatus
Label (it) Maintenance Status
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:publicationStatus
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/publicationStatus
Label (it) Publication Status
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:maintenanceAgency
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/maintenanceAgency
Label (it) Maintenance Agency
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:conventionDeclaration
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/conventionDeclaration
Label (it) Convention Declaration
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:localTypeDeclaration
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/localTypeDeclaration
Label (it) Local Type Declaration
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:cpfRelationType
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/cpfRelationType
Label (it) Corporate Body, Person, or Family Relation Type
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/relation
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:resourceRelationType
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/resourceRelationType
Label (it) Resource Relation Type
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/relation
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:localControl
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/localControl
Label (it) Local Control
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:maintenanceHistory
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/maintenanceHistory
Label (it) Maintenance History
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:source
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/source
Label (it) Source
equivalentProperty http://purl.org/dc/terms/source
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/controlArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:existDates
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/existDates
Label (it) Dates of Existence
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:legalStatus
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/legalStatus
Label (it) Legal Status
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/corporateBody
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:function
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/function
Label (it) Function
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:languageUsed
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/languageUsed
Label (it) Languages Used
equivalentProperty http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:occupation
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/occupation
Label (it) Occupation
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:mandate
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/mandate
Label (it) Mandate
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:structureOrGenealogy
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/structureOrGenealogy
Label (it) Structure or Genealogy
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:generalContext
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/generalContext
Label (it) General Context
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:biogHist
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/biogHist
Label (it) Biographical or Historical Note
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/descriptionArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:authorizedForm
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/authorizedForm
Label (it) Authorized Form
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/nameArea
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
eac-cpf:placeRole
URI http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/placeRole
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Label (it) Place Role
domain http://archivi.ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it/ontology/eac-cpf/place
range http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string

Changes in version 1.2