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Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud

Slides for our "Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud." paper presented at the 10th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), in Montpellier, May 2013. http://eswc-conferences.org/sites/default/files/papers2013/szekely.pdf

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Connecting the Smithsonian
American Art Museum to
the Linked Data Cloud
Pedro Szekely, Craig A. Knoblock, Fengyu Yang, Xuming Zhu,
Eleanor E. Fink, Rachel Allen, and Georgina Goodlander
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang, China
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA
http://www.isi.edu/integration/karma
The Smithsonian American Art
Museum is a museum in Washington,
D.C. which has one of the world's
largest and most inclusive collections
of art, from the colonial period to the
present, made in the United States.
Wikipedia
Big Picture
Pedro Szekely and Craig KnoblockUniversity of Southern California
Problem
SAAM
Data
What ontology to use?
Structure mismatches
Data consistency What to link to?
100% precision
How to enable museums to do this themselves?
Pedro Szekely and Craig KnoblockUniversity of Southern California
Steps to Create Linked Data
• Map data to RDF
… select ontologies
… define mappings
• Link to external resources
… identify the links
• Curate the Linked Data
… museums demand 100% correctness
Pedro Szekely and Craig KnoblockUniversity of Southern California
select ontologies

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Connecting the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Linked Data Cloud