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Lecture Notes in Informatics

INFORMATIK 2010. Service Science - Neue Perspektiven für die Informatik. Band 2 P-176, 580-585 (2010).

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Semantic ageing of complex documents: A case study from built heritage preservation

Christoph Schlieder and Peter Wullinger


At least two types of ageing processes affect digital records: media ageing and semantic ageing. We argue that the main challenges for digital preservation arise from semantic ageing, that is, the evolution of data formats. The article analyzes a type of document that is particularly vulnerable to semantic ageing: the digital maps produced by researchers on built heritage which combine spatial and thematic data. We describe a solution for format migration based on the ontological modeling of the thematic data.

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