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Metadata Antique Furniture for Sale in an Online Auction. Jenny Olivera, Christine Sibley & Terri Sanne. Requirements Analysis. Articles & Antique Books: many articles about consumer price behavior

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Metadata antique furniture for sale in an online auction

MetadataAntique Furniture for Sale in an Online Auction

Jenny Olivera, Christine Sibley & Terri Sanne


Requirements analysis
Requirements Analysis

  • Articles & Antique Books: many articles about consumer price behavior

    • Evidence of the effect of trust building technology in electronic markets; price premiums and buyer behavior

    • Three paths to disposition: The movement of meaningful possessions to strangers

    • Art & Architecture Thesaurus

    • Online auctions: User experience insights from eBay

    • Schroeder’s antique price guide (21st ed.)

    • Kovels antiques & collectibles: Price list 2001.(33rd ed.)

    • American antique furniture 1640-1840

    • From thesaurus to ontology

    • Schroeder’s antiques price guide

    • Major furniture period or style. Antique Furniture Guide.

    • The Antiques Book


Requirements analysis1
Requirements Analysis

  • Interview: Kären Betaque, antique furniture searcher

    • Construction quality

    • Maintenance history

    • Special features (that make the item rare)

  • Websites: auction houses, online auctions

    • Christies, Sotheby’s, eBay

  • Existing Metadata:

    • AAT, Dublin Core





















Group discussion
Group Discussion

  • Deciding whether a field required controlled vocabulary or natural language

  • Debating unambiguous terms (origin or region vs. culture)

  • Determining how to handle dimensions for multiple pieces of furniture

  • Discussing how to handle age of an item or what era it was from


Group Discussion

  • Debating what to do with items for which some of the attributes are not known (such as style, culture, etc.)

  • Determining how to handle multiple items as one item (addressed by adding set as a furniture type)

  • Discussing what our interviewee told us and decided to add special features and maintenance history

  • Discussing what we learned from the articles and decided to add dealer ranking


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