Hi Vincent, I've had a similar idea before. In some cases, it would be nice
to make a dropdown in a Heritage Resource form that was dynamically
populated with all of the, let's say, Actor resources. When a user chose an
Actor from the dropdown, a relationship would be formed between the
Resource and the Actor. This is essentially just a subset of the existing
related resource menu. You could further create a new relationship type
('assigned ____ attribute") and use that whenever relationships are made
through this dropdown. Of course, that wouldn't work for various
assignments of the same attribute by different entities.
To get closer to what you are thinking, this may be hacky, but here's a
thought: Use your altered resource graph with a similar dropdown as
described above. When a user chooses an Actor, instead of making a
relationship (or perhaps in addition to making a resource) the UUID for
that actor is saved as a string in your new node. Then, in the report for
the Heritage Resource, you would list the assignment, and below that use
the UUID to construct a hyperlink that points to the Actor resource.
Great question overall, looking forward to hearing what you end up trying
On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 8:03 PM, Dennis Wuthrich <dwuthr...@fargeo.com>
> Hi Vincent,
> Great question. We are thinking about a very similar use case and have
> identified an extension to the CIDOC CRM (the inference extension
> http://www.cidoc-crm.org/crminf/ that Phil Carlisle mentions) that will
> be included in version 4 of Arches.
> The basic summary is that the drm-inf extension will let you create a
> branch that says "Actor X assigns a value of "Iron Age" to the cultural
> period with a certainty of 80%". The certainty value can be numeric as in
> the example, or a concept (such as "likely", "very likely", or "uncertain").
> To support this, Arches version 4 will support the ability to reference
> another resource instance in a node, as you rightly point out isn't
> currently possible.
> Hope this helps,
> On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:41:41 PM UTC-8, Vincent Meijer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am working on an idea I have to record all interpretations made
>> regarding a specific (heritage) resource.
>> I would like to *relate the assignment* of e.g. a cultural period or the
>> use/type of an object (hide scraper, spear head, vase) or an object
>> category (defensive structures, tools, jewelry) *to an authority*.
>> This authority can be an actor or a (to be created) academic reference,
>> both resource graph types, rather than values in a regular
>> dropdown/authority document.
>> I want this in particular because it is easier for my users to create a
>> new resource than it is to add values to dropdowns via RDM. Also it seems
>> to me that using the type of search queries CIDOC encourages (find
>> unexpected relationships) would work better this way.
>> I came up with the following addition to HERITAGE_RESOURCE.E18 (new nodes
>> are the ones sticking out in the top) for HERITAGE_RESOURCE_USE_TYPE_ASS
>> (ASSIGNMENT_AUTHORITY.E39 would hold a foreign key to the related
>> (Full res: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5r8wxmmppbQNTdGczg3cX
>> ZMLTg/view )
>> My question is: has anybody done this type of relations before or has an
>> idea how to do it?
>> Arches is currently written to have only relations between two complete
>> resources, not between a node of a resource and a complete resource.
>> I get the feeling I should override the create_resource_relationship()
>> function in Arches' resource.py, but perhaps I'm looking at it the wrong
>> Thank you in advance for any suggestions,
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