An Ontology to Make the DELOS Reference Model and the 5S Model Interoperable

  • Maristella Agosti
  • Nicola FerroEmail author
  • Gianmaria Silvello
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 701)


This paper is an extended abstract of the paper published in the Future Generation Computer System journal [2] which takes into account two of the foundational models defining what a digital library is and how it should work: the DELOS Reference Model and the Streams, Structures, Spaces, Scenarios, Societies (5S) model.

The aim of this work is to enable a high-level interoperability at the model level. To this end, we express these foundational models by means of ontologies which exploit the methods and technologies of Semantic Web and Linked Data. Moreover, we link the proposed ontologies for the foundational models to those currently used for publishing cultural heritage data in order to maximize interoperability.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maristella Agosti
    • 1
  • Nicola Ferro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gianmaria Silvello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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