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 issues, and
  • 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.