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From anarchy to good practice: the evolution of standards in archaeological computing

Richards, J.D. (orcid.org/0000-0003-3938-899X) (2009) From anarchy to good practice: the evolution of standards in archaeological computing. Archeologia e Calcolatori. pp. 27-35. ISSN 1120-6861

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This paper reviews the importance of standards in archaeological computing and traces their development, and the tensions surrounding their deployment. Three categories of standards are defined: technical, content and metadata standards. Standards are shown to be particularly important to current initiatives which seek to achieve interoperability between distributed electronic resources. If we are to achieve the potential advantages of a semantic web for heritage data over traditional search engine technologies, standards are essential. The paper introduces the Archaeotools project, which is seeking to create a faceted browse interface to archaeological resources. It concludes that data standards and ontologies are essential to the success of such projects.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Reproduced with permission from the publisher.
Keywords: Archaeological computing
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: Professor Julian D Richards
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 16:48
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 23:01
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10707

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