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Decipher

Project reference: 270001
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Digital Environment for Cultural Interfaces; Promoting Heritage, Education and Research

From 2011-01-01 to 2013-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 121 907

EU contribution:

EUR 3 104 687

Coordinated in:

Ireland

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Digital heritage and semantic web technologies hold out the promise of nearly unlimited access to cultural knowledge. The problem is that cultural meaning does not reside in individual objects but in the patterns of knowledge and events, belief and thought that link them to each other and to the observer. This is why story is so important to the communication of, and meaningful understanding of culture.

DECIPHER is developing new solutions to the whole range of narrative construction, knowledge visualisation and display problems. It will change the way people access digital heritage by combining much richer, event-based metadata with causal reasoning models. This will result in a reasoning engine, virtual environment and interfaces that can help curators and visitors to present digital heritage objects as part of a coherent narrative that is directly related to the user’s interests. This will allow the user to interactively assemble, visualise and explore, not just collections of objects, but the knowledge structures that connect and give them meaning.

The partners bring together great skills and experience in the technical fields required by the project, with the authorial and curatorial authority of national institutions, the innovative impetus of a technology-based SME, and the drive to market of a large company that combines heritage and media interests.

Objective

Digital heritage and semantic web technologies hold out the promise of nearly unlimited access to cultural knowledge. The problem is that cultural meaning does not reside in individual objects but in the patterns of knowledge and events, belief and thought that link them to each other and to the observer. This is why story is so important to the communication of, and meaningful understanding of culture.DECIPHER is developing new solutions to the whole range of narrative construction, knowledge visualisation and display problems. It will change the way people access digital heritage by combining much richer, event-based metadata with causal reasoning models. This will result in a reasoning engine, virtual environment and interfaces that can help curators and visitors to present digital heritage objects as part of a coherent narrative that is directly related to the user's interests. This will allow the user to interactively assemble, visualise and explore, not just collections of objects, but the knowledge structures that connect and give them meaning.The partners bring together great skills and experience in the technical fields required by the project, with the authorial and curatorial authority of national institutions, the innovative impetus of a technology-based SME, and the drive to market of a large company that combines heritage and media interests.

Related information

Coordinator

DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 898 044


Dublin Institute of TechnologyAungier Street 143-149
D2 Dublin
Ireland
Administrative contact: Eoin Kilfeather
Tel.: +35314023272
Fax: +35314023000
E-mail

Participants

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 374 847


ANTONINSKA
60190 BRNO
Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Pavel Smrz
Tel.: +420 541 141 282
Fax: +420 541 141 290
E-mail
IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART COMPANY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 249 496


ROYAL HOSPITAL, MILITARY ROAD
8 DUBLIN
Ireland
Administrative contact: Mark Maguire
Tel.: +35316129914
E-mail
NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 325 996


MERRION SQUARE WEST
2 DUBLIN
Ireland
Administrative contact: Andrea Lydon
Tel.: +35316615133
E-mail
ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 115 845


DAWSON STREET
DUBLIN 2
Ireland
Administrative contact: Sandra Collins
Tel.: +35316090668
E-mail
ALINARI 24 ORE SPA
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 151 350


LARGO FRATELLI ALINARI
50123 FIRENZE
Italy
Administrative contact: Simone Palmieri
Tel.: +39 055 2395201
Fax: +39 055 2382857
E-mail
SYSTEM SIMULATION LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 499 674


TAVISTOCK STREET
WC2E 7PB LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Michael Stapleton
Tel.: +44 207 836 7690
E-mail
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 489 435


WALTON HALL
MK7 6AA MILTON KEYNES
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Zdenek Zdrahal
Tel.: +441908654512
Fax: +441908653169
E-mail
Record Number: 97302 / Last updated on: 2016-04-02