Sustaining Database Semantics

Author(s): Keith Kintigh

Year: 2013


This paper argues that the semantic content of digital databases is rarely adequately documented. It proposes a specification for what is necessary to document the semantics of a database and therefore sustain their analytical utility. It outlines an approach to documenting database semantics utilized by Digital Antiquity’s repository, tDAR. It concludes with a discussion of how the metadata documentation used by tDAR can be used to facilitate the integration of data across databases employing different recording protocols.

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Sustaining Database Semantics. Keith Kintigh. In CAA 2010: Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of the 38th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Granada, Spain, April 2010. Pp. 585-589. 2013 ( tDAR id: 446794) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8446794

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