Since the origins of the “PARCOURS” project, the inventory of the vocabularies existing within the various sources produced by the partners has been systematically undertaken and this, in the 3 laboratories initially involved in the project and producers of data: the Laboratoire de recherche des monuments historiques (LRMH), the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF) and the Centre de recherche sur la conservation des collections (CRCC). The organization of the terminology used in all laboratories made it possible to distinguish several levels of vocabulary structuring: use of simple or detailed metadata, presence of an indexing system, descriptors, keywords, etc.
Cultural Heritage and Restoration-Conservation: Ontology for the Use of a Common Repository for the Different Data Sources
The PARCOURS project, conducted under the aegis of the PATRIMA laboratory of excellence of the Fondation des sciences du patrimoine, is part of the implementation of an information system for heritage sciences, oriented towards conservation restoration data, which integrates data sources on this theme developed in PATRIMA’s partner conservation laboratories, as well as analysis data produced by the PATRIMEX platform.
The PARCOURS project is an application ontology whose objective is to provide a common reference point that would facilitate information sharing among the various conservation-restoration professionals. This exchange of information can lead to better decision-making and more appropriate interventions.