CRMsurv Ontology Specification, version 1.1

George Bruseker*, Tymon C.A. de Haas, Martijn van Leusen, Denitsa Nenova

*Corresponding author for this work

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CRMsurv is an unofficial but formal extension of CIDOC_CRM, co-developed in the Semafora project. It models and represents essential data points for integrating archaeological survey data. It is curated using OntoME, a tool for community based FAIR formal ontology data management.
This ontology extends the CIDOC CRM 6.2 ontology data standard for cultural heritage data in order to provide classes and properties necessary to describe unique aspects of the archaeological survey process. It also makes use of classes and properties of the CIDOC CRM extensions CRMArchaeo 1.4.1 and CRMsci 1.2.3. The ontology is intended to support researchers interested in integrating archaeology survey data using the CIDOC CRM.
Original languageEnglish
TypeCRMsurv Ontology
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Publication statusPublished - 26-Apr-2023


  • Archaeological survey
  • data integration

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