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Databases search Watermark and Countermark

This is part of the submitted UseCaseList.


A description of the scenario that you have in mind.

The user wants to find a specific watermark and its countermark in the available databases by one combined query


How important do you see this use case as?

  • Must Support


What other use cases are affected by the implementation of this one?

  • Databases usability / db integration / dating / authentication
  • Databases search speed
  • Databases search reliability
  • Databases search ambiguity
  • Databases search missing data
  • Databases search non-synonymy
  • Databases search shape ambiguity
  • Databases search by elements
  • Databases search incomplete watermarks
  • Databases search multicriteria and logical operators


Things that the user must/might supply to the system.

  • Mandatory: User search criteria on two specific watermarks


Things that the user will recieve in response to their request.

  • Set of watermark tuples of the same category as that of the user’s input


Areas in which you foresee problems/issues arising.

  • Description of difficulty
  • ...


An example supporting this use case.

  • Briquet 1388: basilisk (main watermark) + family sign (three rings) of the papermakers Düring (countermark), Basel 1590

Other Information

Any other information that you think is important to include.

  • 3,8 % of Briquet's 16112 watermarks are bipartite (c.f. Weiß, Wisso: Zweiteilige Wasserzeichen. - In: IPH-Yearbook. - Marburg 8(1990). - pp. 170-175 : ill.
  • Weiß, loc. cit., p. 174: "Das Wasserzeichen, Kardinalshut beispielsweise, kommt bei Briquet 163 mal vor, davon 60 mal mit mancherlei Nebenmarken im anderen Blatt, belegt für 1499 bis 1544. Die Herkunft aller Zeichen mit diesem Motiv ist ausschliesslich Italienisch. Die Zweiteiligen aber stammen insbesondere aus dem Gebiet der Republik Venedig."


Comment from other partner regarding the use case.

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-- FriederSchmidt - 16 Sep 2006

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