SNAP:DRGN Cookbook version 1.0

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Gabriel Bodard

Aug 26, 2014, 8:06:21 AM8/26/14
Many of you have probably already seen the SNAP:DRGN Cookbook in draft
form, which has been circulating as a GoogleDoc for a few months now.
We're delighted finally to announce the release of the first stable
Cookbook 1.0, which can be downloaded as PDF from
<> (or browsed in a less-pretty GoogleDoc
that is guaranteed not to change).

The Cookbook outlines the five scenarios that SNAP:DRGN is hoping will
bring online prosopographical datasets together, and offers concrete
recommendations for the first three (getting online; providing RDF to
SNAP; co-referencing two person records).

In the meantime, we're starting to work on new functionality for
Cookbook 1.1, such as the addition of a mechanism for recording
uncertainty, an "associated role" proprty, general comments, and a
description of contributing projects. Corrections, revisions, and
improvements to prose will also be folder into the next release.

All comments, criticisms and suggestions EXTREMELY welcome!

Thank you.

and the SNAP:DRGN team

Dr Gabriel BODARD
Researcher in Digital Epigraphy

Digital Humanities
King's College London
Boris Karloff Building
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980

Vladimir Alexiev

Sep 18, 2014, 1:47:45 PM9/18/14
What's the view on reusing CRM? It includes roles, groups, attributions, notes; and in the BM ontology we extended a bit with uncertainty etc

Sebastian Rahtz

Sep 24, 2014, 12:45:40 PM9/24/14
This is an interesting question. We have discussed it within SNAP project several times, and there are several (related) answers:

  a) SNAP remains experimental and proof of concept, so we want an environment to play freely. We didn't want to commit at this stage to the mapping to CRM
  b) within the environment of the ancient world, the LAWD ontology and community have some traction which we want to build on. so using concepts from there was important
  c) It will probably be straightforward, when the SNAP concepts are solid, to map them cleanly to CRM (possibly with extensions if needed). So it would be possible to infer a CRM view of the SNAP datasets, and expose that alongside the LAWD-like one.

Does that make sense?

On 18 September 2014 18:47, Vladimir Alexiev <> wrote:
What's the view on reusing CRM? It includes roles, groups, attributions, notes; and in the BM ontology we extended a bit with uncertainty etc

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