The Getty Vocabularies

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The Getty Vocabularies: The AAT, TGN, ULAN, and CONA contain structured terminology for art and other material culture, archival materials, visual surrogates, and bibliographic materials. Compliant with international standards, they provide authoritative information for catalogers and researchers, and can be used to enhance access to databases and Web sites. The Getty Vocabularies are produced by the Getty Vocabulary Program (GVP) and grow through contributions.


NOW Available:

AAT

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) ®
Catherine wheel or rose window? AAT is a structured vocabulary, including terms, descriptions, and other information for generic concepts related to art and architecture.

TGN

The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) ®
London or Londinium? TGN is a structured vocabulary, including names, descriptions, and other information for places important to art and architecture.

ULAN

The Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) ®
Titian or Tiziano Vecellio?
 ULAN is a structured vocabulary, including names, biographies, and other information about artists and architects.

Ontology Update Note: There are changes to the ontology and mapping, see Version 2.0 Changes and Version 3.0 Changes.

Documentation and Downloads:

Explore the Dataset:

  • Text search: Use 'All/AAT/TGN/ULAN' to select the vocabulary. Enter either text or concept ID in the query box. Multiple words in the text are 'AND'ed. Use 'Brief' to search only terms. Use 'Full' to search scope notes and terms.
  • SPARQL Query: Click on the 'SPARQL' link in the header. Sample queries are included below the query box, but please read doc section Sample Queries that provides a lot more detail!

Questions, Comments, and Sharing Usage Stories:

We have established a public discussion forum that we hope the community will use use to ask questions, discuss issues, and find solutions related to the technical aspects of this publication. Usage stories and examples are especially welcome and encouraged to help us all learn from each other. So don't be shy, let the community know how the LOD versions of the Getty Vocabularies are useful in your wotk.

  • Explore the forum: Community Support Forum
  • Join the forum: Send email to gettyvocablod+subscribe@googlegroups.com or by visiting Google Groups, searching for 'Getty Vocabularies', and using the 'Join Group' option.

Previously we provided support at http://answers.semanticweb.com/tags/getty/, so please check there for older answers.

For questions and comments about editorial content or general information regarding the Getty Vocabularies, please contact us at vocab@getty.edu.

Openness:

The data is released under Open Data Commons Attribution License. Adherence to ODC Attribution instructions for the correct assertion of attribution is encouraged. The preferred forms of attribution are:

  • AAT: "This [title or report or article or dataset] contains information from Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)® which is made available under the ODC Attribution License."
  • TGN: "This [title or report or article or dataset] contains information from Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)® which is made available under the ODC Attribution License."
  • ULAN: "This [title or report or article or dataset] contains information from Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)® which is made available under the ODC Attribution License."

Special Case: In circumstances where providing the full attribution statement above is not technically feasible, the use of canonical AAT/TGN/ULAN URIs is adequate to satisfy Section 4.3 of the ODC Attribution License.


Future Publications

CONA

The Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA) ®
Mona Lisa or La Gioconda?
 CONA, a new vocabulary now accepting contributions, includes titles, attributions, and other information for art and architecture.

TBD

Additional Links:

Community Support Forum