Framework Development

Framework development, the second phase of the project, includes reviewing and refining the standards identified by the project as necessary for successful data integration and identifying software requirements for the tools to be developed.

While several relevant standards currently exist for core data, metadata, ontologies, and vocabularies, refinement or further development will likely be necessary in order to sufficiently describe the breadth of scientific and imaging data routinely collected in the field of cultural heritage research. Working groups of experts in scientific standards development and specialized ontology development will be organized to collectively refine existing standards and specify the requirements to relate individual data sources and render them connectable and cross-searchable.

Using the results of the standards review and the use cases together, a comprehensive set of software requirements will be created to guide software development in the next phase of the project.

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