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Cultural Significance Assessment of Archaeological Sites for Heritage Management: From Text of Spatial Networks of Meaningsuse asterix (*) to get italics
Yael Alef, Yuval ShafririPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>This study examines the shift towards a values-based approach for Archaeological Resource Management (ARM), emphasizing the integration of Context-Based Significance Assessment (CBSA) with semantic technologies into digital ARM inventories. We uncovered the 'context-effect' phenomenon through qualitative analysis of inventory records from 66 ancient synagogues in northern Israel, with the Huqoq Synagogue as a detailed case study. This phenomenon shows how a site's cultural significance is significantly enhanced by its reciprocal relationships with various contextual elements—such as artifacts, narratives, and traditions—which, in turn, gain added value through their interconnections, weaving a spatial network of meaning. Using knowledge graph visualization, we demonstrate the applications of semantic technologies in representing these contextual elements and their interconnected values. This marks a shift from the traditional inventory as lists of sites to a network of heritage entities. The Huqoq case study provides insights into the broader implications for ARM and the practical challenges of modeling contextual relationships within knowledge graphs. The paper briefly explores the potential of generative AI to address some of these challenges and outlines a research agenda for CBSA integration in ARM inventories. Overall, the study provides insights into the transformative impact of semantic technologies in CBSA and ARM inventories and offers a potential pathway to enhance values-based management decision-making.</p> should fill this box only if you chose 'All or part of the results presented in this preprint are based on data'. URL must start with http:// or https://
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Archaeological Resource Management (ARM), Heritage Inventory, Semantic Technologies, Knowledge-Graph (KG), Context-effect, Conservation, Ancient synagogues, Israel, Linked Data
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Computational archaeology, Conservation/Museum studies, Spatial analysis
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