ArCo: The Italian Cultural Heritage Knowledge Graph

  • Valentina Anita CarrieroEmail author
  • Aldo Gangemi
  • Maria Letizia Mancinelli
  • Ludovica Marinucci
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese
  • Valentina Presutti
  • Chiara Veninata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11779)


ArCo is the Italian Cultural Heritage knowledge graph, consisting of a network of seven vocabularies and 169 million triples about 820 thousand cultural entities. It is distributed jointly with a SPARQL endpoint, a software for converting catalogue records to RDF, and a rich suite of documentation material (testing, evaluation, how-to, examples, etc.). ArCo is based on the official General Catalogue of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC) - and its associated encoding regulations - which collects and validates the catalogue records of (ideally) all Italian Cultural Heritage properties (excluding libraries and archives), contributed by CH administrators from all over Italy. We present its structure, design methods and tools, its growing community, and delineate its importance, quality, and impact.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentina Anita Carriero
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aldo Gangemi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria Letizia Mancinelli
    • 3
  • Ludovica Marinucci
    • 1
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese
    • 1
  • Valentina Presutti
    • 1
  • Chiara Veninata
    • 3
  1. 1.STLabISTC-CNRRomeItaly
  2. 2.FICLITUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.ICCDMiBACRomeItaly

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