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Supplementing MAO ontology

Finland's National Board of Antiquities ordered ontology work from the Finnish Terminology Centre to supplement MAO – Ontology for Museum Domain. The work started in October 2015, and should be ready by summer 2016.

MAO ontology is meant for describing the contents of the museum sector, and it has been available since 2004. It was built in the MuseumFinland and FinnONTO projects. The need for supplementing MAO was studied in the Museum 2015 Project, and it was decided that about 800 new concepts should be added in the ontology. The work is carried out in cooperation between terminologists and museum sector experts.

MAO ontology is published in the Finto Service.