Scholars, researchers, museum curators or library cataloguers continuously trace co-references in their daily work. This extremely time-consuming work can be made more efficient by sharing the knowledge. Such sharing would complement centralized approaches found in present Digital Library Systems.

The Co-reference Working Group was established by CIDOC at the meeting during the ICOM general conference in Vienna in September 2007. The WG is running a mailing list. For more information, contact the chair.

The long term goal of the Working Group is to research into possible implementations of a Co-reference network for cultural and natural heritage information.

A short introduction to Co-reference (PDF format).

A longer introduction to Co-reference (PDF format).


The first meetings were held in Athens during the general CIDOC conference in September 2008.


Report of the Co-reference Working Group at the CIDOC AGM in Georgia, Tbilisi 29/09/2017

Mika Nyman, Chair
Tel: +358-44-324 0004
Address: Mika Nyman, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress A3 a3, 00190 Helsinki, Finland

Øyvind Eide, Co-Chair
Tel: +47 22 85 49 88
Address: Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo, Postboks 1123 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway