SSHOC has published a new report documenting the process of mapping social science research metadata standards DDI Codebook and CMDI to the SSHOC Reference Ontology (SSHOCro).
D4.19 Mapping of two indicative selected standards to the SSHOCro represents work undertaken within project Task 4.7 Modeling the SSHOC data life cycle and is authored by Eleni Tsouloucha, Athina Kritsotaki, Chryssoula Bekiari, and Maria Theodoridou of SHHOC partner organisation Forth.
SSHOC Reference Ontology
SSHOCro is a common meta-level schema based on CIDOC CRM. By offering a conceptual model capable of describing the real-world lifecycle of data produced and managed via generic collection, connection, and interpretation workflows and associated sorting and publishing activities, SSHOCro provides a semantic interoperability framework with two key advantages for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers:
Structure of the Report
The report is structured to take readers step by step through the process of relating and combining data documented with the DDI and CMDI source schema and mapping them to SSHOCro with minimal loss of meaning and data perspective. The following sections are offered: