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gettyCreated on Sep 13th, 2018

The Getty Vocabularies have always been constructed to allow linking. Through the LOD (Linked Open Data) project at Getty, that goal is now being realized. The documents on this page contain information and presentations about the release of the Getty Vocabularies as LOD. These materials are subject to frequent modification and addition.

Members

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus ® (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names ® (TGN), the Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), the Cultural Objects Name Authority ® (CONA), and the Iconography Authority (IA) are structured resources that can be used to improve access to information for art, architecture, and other material culture. Through rich metadata and links, it is hoped that the Getty vocabularies will provide a powerful conduit for research and discovery for digital art history and related disciplines.

The Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), the Art & Architecture Thesaurus ® (AAT), the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names ® (TGN). the Cultural Objects Name Authority ® (CONA), and the Iconography Authority (IA) are structured resources that can be used to improve access to information about art, architecture, and material culture. Through rich metadata and links, it is hoped that the Getty vocabularies will provide a powerful conduit for research and discovery for digital art history and related disciplines.

GN is intended to aid cataloging, research, and discovery of art historical, archaeological, and other scholarly information. However, its unique thesaural structure and emphasis on historical places make it useful for other disciplines in the broader Linked Open Data cloud. For GIS information, TGN may be linked to existing major, general-purpose, geographic databases.

The ontology that is used in Getty datasets.

The GVP Ontology defines classes, properties and values () used in GVP LOD. As of version 3.0, it is complete regarding AAT, TGN and ULAN, and will be extended in time with more elements needed for other GVP vocabularies (CONA).

Metadata description of Getty datasets. This description can be used by VoID-complaint tools for automatic metadata processing.

See the VoID vocabulary for more information.