The symogih.org project: a modular system for managing historical information

The symogih.org project has developed a generic model for storing historical information to guarantee interoperability and allow selective publication. A collaborative historical research platform has been created based on this model which is used by a many researchers and projects.

This platform can be used to store primary data concerning all human activities (social, economic, intellectual, etc.), XML-encoded texts (processed in line with the standard proposed by the Text Encoding Initiative), and images and their metadata. The different objects can also be linked via their spatial footprint. The creation of a geographic information system (GIS) has played a key role in the project.

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