In a joint project, Databases and Information Systems (DBIS) and the
Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK) are investigating the logical
integration of different coin find databases using ontologies.
The two main benefits of ontologies in our view are:
- problems are
lifted to a content level and are not additionally hindered by technical
- ontologies provide the possibility of viewing data from a new
perspective – the links between the artefacts can be visualised and
are not hidden in flat tables.