The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the United States' first collection of American art, is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today, with more than 7,000 artists are represented in the collection, The museum has been a leader in identifying and collecting significant aspects of American visual culture, including photography, modern folk and self-taught art, African American art, Latino art, and video games. The museum has the largest collection of New Deal art and exceptional collections of contemporary craft, American impressionist paintings, and masterpieces from the Gilded Age, and maintains six online research databases with more than a half million records, including the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture that document more than 400,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide.
IMDb is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings.
AtomOwl is an ontology whose aim is to capture the semantics of rfc4287. RFC4287 is a format to syndicate online content, such as weblogs, podcasts, videocasts, etc. Syndication is a helpful way to alert interested readers to changes to a web site, be it to new content or changed content.
As AtomOwl captures the semantics of rfc4287 it is easy to convert rfc4287 feeds to AtomOwl statements and thus add them to a triple database, which can the be queried using a SPARQL endpoint. This should then help make very powerful searched for updated content possible.
The Comic Book Ontology is a metadata vocabulary for describing comic books and comic book collections. It is a work in progress and part of a larger research project exploring the organization and description of data about comic books.
The Advene project aims at providing a model and various formats to share annotations about digital video documents (movies, courses, conferences…), as well as tools to edit and visualize the hypervideos generated from both the annotations and the audiovisual documents. Teachers, moviegoers, etc. can use them to exchange multimedia comments and analyses about video documents.
The Cinelab model allows not only to represent video annotations, but also an elicitation of their structure (through notions of schema and annotation type), as well as their presentations with views (templates applied on data to produce hypervideos) and queries.
This model has been developed by the partners of the Cinelab project (2007-2008, funded by the french national research agency), and used afterwards in a number of projects and applications, including Advene (LIRIS) and Ligne de temps (IRI).
The Ontology for Media Resources describes a core vocabulary of properties and a set of mappings between different metadata formats of media resources hat describe media resources published on the Web (as opposed to local archives, museums, or other non-web related and non-shared collections of media resources). The purpose of these mappings is to provide metadata representations that describe the characteristics and behavior of media resources in an interoperable manner, thereby enabling different applications to share and reuse these metadata.
Ruth and Marvin Sackner founded the Archive in Miami Beach, Florida in 1979, later moving it to Miami, Florida in 2005. Its initial mission was to establish a collection of books, critical texts, periodicals, ephemera, prints, drawings, collages, paintings, sculptures, objects, manuscripts, and correspondence dealing with precedent and contemporary, internationally produced, concrete and visual poetry. The antecedent material had at its starting point, Stephane Mallarme’s poem, “Un Coup de Des” (Cosmopolis, 1897).
The historic examples included works with concrete/visual poetic sensibilities from such twentieth century art movements as Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme.
AAT is a structured, multilingual vocabulary including terms, descriptions, and other information for generic concepts related to art, architecture, other cultural heritage, and conservation. For decades now, the AAT has been used as a primary reference by museums, art libraries, archives, visual resource catalogers, conservation specialists, archaeological projects, bibliographic projects, researchers, and information specialists who are dealing with the needs of these users.
Terms for any concept may include the plural form of the term, singular form, natural order, inverted order, spelling variants, scientific and common forms, various forms of speech, and synonyms that have various etymological roots. Among these terms, one is flagged as the term (or descriptor) preferred by the Getty Vocabulary Program. There may be multiple descriptors reflecting usage in multiple languages. Preferences for individual contributors may differ and are noted.
The AAT is a thesaurus in compliance with ISO and NISO standards.
The focus of each AAT record is a concept. Linked to each concept are terms, related concepts, its position in the hierarchy, sources for the data, and notes. The conceptual framework of facets and hierarchies in the AAT is designed to allow a general classification scheme for art, architecture and conservation. The framework is not subject-specific; for example, there is no defined portion of the AAT that is specific only for Renaissance painting. The terms to describe Renaissance paintings will be found in many locations in the AAT hierarchies. There may be multiple broader contexts, making AAT polyhierarchical. In addition the AAT has equivalence and associative relationships. The temporal coverage of the AAT ranges from Antiquity to the present and the scope is global.