Modeling Genealogical Domain - An Open Problem

Joan Campanyà Artés, Jordi Conesa Caralt, Enric Mayol


The automated processing, storing and knowledge inference of genealogical data presents several difficulties. Roughly eighteen years ago, the FamilySearch organization published GEDCOM, a new standard file format to allow genealogy software and tools to exchange genealogical data. Five years later, the GENTECH Data Modeling Project, proposed a new genealogical logic data model to support research in genealogy and to allow data inter-exchange between genealogy software. Despite being initial reference models, they still have some limitations to adapt to different cultural and social environments. Additionally, sharing genealogical data between systems is difficult since, even though they are syntactical reference models, they may have semantic mismatches. Today, we have not a common and unified proposal as a standard recognized genealogical model. In this way, in this paper we propose to consider the ontology paradigm to extend expressiveness of concepts and relationships in such standards.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Campanyà Artés J., Conesa Caralt J. and Mayol E. (2012). Modeling Genealogical Domain - An Open Problem . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-30-3, pages 202-207. DOI: 10.5220/0004135002020207

in Bibtex Style

author={Joan Campanyà Artés and Jordi Conesa Caralt and Enric Mayol},
title={Modeling Genealogical Domain - An Open Problem},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)
TI - Modeling Genealogical Domain - An Open Problem
SN - 978-989-8565-30-3
AU - Campanyà Artés J.
AU - Conesa Caralt J.
AU - Mayol E.
PY - 2012
SP - 202
EP - 207
DO - 10.5220/0004135002020207