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Best Practice Presentation: Ontology-based Metadata of Thia Culture: Heet Sib Song (Twelve Months Festival)

Title:Ontology-based Metadata of Thia Culture: Heet Sib Song (Twelve Months Festival)
Date:2020-09-15 07:00
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	Wirapong Chansanam
Wirapong Chansanam
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Wirapong Chansanam is an assistant professor at the Department of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. He has been working as a lecturer for more than 10 years in the field of information technology, information science, digital humanities, and business computing at Chaiyaphum Rajabhat University and Khon Kaen University, Thailand.



	Kulthida Tuamsuk
Kulthida Tuamsuk
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Kulthida Tuamsuk, dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She is a founder of the Digital Humanities Research Group and being known as a research who has published several international papers in the fields of digital humanities, digital content management, knowledge organization, and digital archives.

Abstract
One of the most significant challenges in digital humanities research is the archiving, accessing, linking, and analyzing data from many different resources, which is called semantic integration. Semantic integration is the process of using a conceptual representation of the data and their relationships, which is the ontology, to eliminate possible heterogeneities. Ontologies can be used for integration architecture, where metadata from different sources can be mapped and integrated. This paper aims for exploring on the use of metadata and ontologies to develop semantic integration of Thai culture research from different databases. The Thai culture domain is focusing on 'Heet Sib Song' which is the traditional twelve months fesitval that well recognized in the northeast of Thailand. We use the Ontology Development 1010 as a conceptual representation of Heet Sib Song domain to create semantic integration of metadata from different databases and then the data will be mapped which can be used for further archiving and accessing in the future. In addition, the research activities on digital content management and system on cultrual heritages at the Digital Humanties Research Group, Khon Kaen University, Thailand will be presented. Keywords: Ontology, Metadata, Thai Culture, Heet Sib Song, Semantic Integration