Title: Semantic integration of Moroccan cultural heritage using CIDOC CRM: case of Drâa-Tafilalet zone

Authors: Fouad Nafis; Badraddine Aghoutane; Ali Yahyaouy

Addresses: LISAC Laboratory, Department of Computer Sciences, Faculty of Science Dhar-Mahraz, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, 30000, Morocco ' Informatics and Applications Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Science Faculty of Meknes, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes 50070, Morocco ' LISAC Laboratory, Department of Computer Sciences, Faculty of Science Dhar-Mahraz, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, 30000, Morocco

Abstract: This paper presents the approach adopted and the results obtained as a part of a project aiming at publishing the data of the Moroccan cultural heritage (CH) of the Drâa-Tafilalet zone. It highlights the complex relationship that exists between the different objects of tangible and intangible heritage and proposes and tests a semantic model based on the CIDOC CRM standard for the integration of data specific to the studied zone. The choice of the CIDOC CRM was natural because of its great flexibility and capacity for extension to take into account new cultural heritage objects specially designed for the region and which have so far remained ignored, even if they are declared world cultural heritage by UNESCO.

Keywords: cultural heritage; ontology; preservation; Drâa-Tafilalet; CIDOC CRM; semantic; RDF.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2021.10044186

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2021 Vol.10 No.5/6, pp.548 - 564

Received: 05 Jan 2020
Accepted: 01 Mar 2020

Published online: 10 Jan 2022 *

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