Wikidata:Property proposal/Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging

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Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

DescriptionNomenclature for object naming and classification, maintained by Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). Aliases: Nomenclature id, NOM id. NOM
RepresentsNomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Q64351785)
Data typeExternal identifier
Allowed values^[1-9]\d*$
Example 1chair (Q15026)1090
Example 2awning (Q1505189)106
Example 3rocking chair (Q14963)1128
Example 4klismos (Q1386950)1142
Format and edit filter validation^[1-9]\d+$
Planned useAfter public release of dump in Jan 2020, I plan to load NOM to Mix-n-Match for coreferencing
Number of IDs in source14921 (as of 2019-12)
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)
Formatter URL$1


An important thesaurus for object naming and classification, used by museums across Canada and the USA to catalog historical and ethnological collections of human-made objects. Bilingual English and French, includes illustrations for many concepts. Focus on objects relevant to North American history and culture. Actively maintained by Canadian Heritage Information Network (Q3456610) and the American Association for State and Local History's Nomenclature Task Force. Public release of RDF, JSONLD and perhaps CSV dumps is planned for Jan 2020. Getty is coreferencing it to AAT (12384 are already coreferenced), and we'll coreference to BNF and Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 16:59, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

  • We'll leverage the AAT matches and only put out the remaining concepts for human coreferencing. However AAT coreferencing has fallen behind: currently about 20,273 of 50,825 concepts are coreferenced (not counting 3k structural AAT nodes like Facets), which means 40% of AAT is coreferenced. So the community also needs to take care of that --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 07:46, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • On a first cut, there are only 3525 WD-NOM links harvested through AAT. I think a lot of the NOM-AAT links are in new AAT concepts that doesn't have. --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 11:42, 23 December 2019 (UTC)


@KarineLB, Crowjane7, Mugsiam, illipmich, NathGué, Vladimir Alexiev: @Ern.Bieman, Pigsonthewing: ✓ Done: Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (P7749). − Pintoch (talk) 17:54, 30 December 2019 (UTC)