Issue 365: A top-level ontology on which CRM and all its extensions will be depended

Starting Date: 
2018-01-15
Working Group: 
3
Status: 
Open
Background: 

On the 40th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 33nd FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the sig resolving the issue 358 decided to create a top-level ontology of super properties that will secure the complete coverage of searchability of the CRMbase and all family models. One special issue is to defend these properties as being out of the scope relative to scope of CRMbase for purpose of keeping compatibility with ISO.

This top-level ontology will be formulated and elaborated by CEO, MD, and Carlo.

Cologne, January 2018

Current Proposal: 

 In the 41st joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 34th FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the sig discussed about the method to develop the CRM Super. The gid concluded that:

  • We need to find the top level relations in CRMbase that will form CRMsuper. CRM super will be the root relations that somebody need to be able to query in order to return any fact within the graph.
  • It is not a top level ontology as such but a declaration that must exist in CRMbase  
  • The minimal set of top level relations in any extension of CRM will be the set of top level relations of CRMbase + any additional relations it declares that are either out of scope of CRMbase OR extend the scope of existing top level relations (by widening their meaning).
  • HW is assigned to GB and CEO  to pick out the heads in CRMbase.
  • Extensions are also compatible if they define constructs by logical rules using CRM base constructs.

Lyon, may 2018

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