Relations

Relations can be listed in all entities in a specific <listRelation>. This will contain <relation> elements with @name taken from a list of values in the schema and can be updated.

<listRelation> is allowed EVERYWHERE.

For example, in a manuscript record within a <msItem> such relations and a description of them should be given within the element <filiation>


        <filiation>
            <listRelation>
                <relation name="saws:isDirectCopyOf" active="FSUffhludolfII21" passive="BNFet1">
                    <desc>This manuscript is a direct copy of <ref type="mss" corresp="BNFet1"></ref>.</desc>
                </relation>
            </listRelation>
        </filiation>
    

Example 1

These relations can be much more precise than a simple list of <ref> elements stating similarity, and this is therefore the recommended way to encode similar manuscripts. Multiple relations can be stated if needed, for example if a manuscript A is a copy from two different manuscripts B and C of which one is certainly a translation from a Coptic manuscript D: one might have a relation between A and B, A and C, C and D or parts of them.

In the @active and @passive attributes, please don't use # as this hinders the possibility to use further specific IDs within the record, and to point to a specific msItem, e.g.

It is preferable to have a separate <relation> for each relationship, even if the same relation exists between one and several more items:


            <relation name="snap:FatherOf" active="PRS11029Arkala" passive="PRS11031WalattaM"></relation>
            <relation name="snap:FatherOf" active="PRS11029Arkala" passive="PRS11032EsetaM"></relation>
        

Example 2

Note that there is a specific <relation> to link BM and the Dillmann lexicon; the complete URL should be provided for the lemma ID, as in the sample file:


                <relation name="bm:hasLexiconEntry" active="LOC7011Meskwa" passive="http://betamasaheft.eu/Dillmann/lemma/L65ae0746b7f9428da90682226ae6cc75"></relation>
            

Example 3

The following are some frequently used ones, but there are many more readily available from the schema (see <relation>) and you can use others which are in the ontology.

mss-mss

saws:isDirectCopyOf

saws:isAncestorOf

mss-work

work-work

saws:formsPartOf

saws:isVersionInAnotherLanguageOf

saws:contains

ecrm:CLP46i_may_form_part_of

saws:isDifferentTo

saws:isShorterVersionOf

saws:isRelatedTo

saws:follows

work-person

saws:isAttributedToAuthor

ecrm:P129_is_about

dcterms:creator

person-person

bm:wifeOf

bm:husbandOf

snap:AllianceWith

bm:ordainedBy

rel:enemyOf

snap:SonOf

snap:FatherOf

person-mss

saws:isCopierOf

saws:hasOwned

lawd:hasAttestation

person-work

ecrm:P129i_is_subject_of

place-place

person-place

syriaca:has-relation-to-place

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Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-04-30: first version of guidelines from Wiki
  • Dorothea Reule on 2018-05-18: Edited and updated examples
  • Eugenia Sokolinski on 2018-05-25: Added lexicon relation example