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PATHS

Project ID: 270082
Financiado con arreglo a

Personalised Access To cultural Heritage Spaces

Desde 2011-01-01 hasta 2013-12-31, proyecto cerrado | PATHS Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 3 071 963

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 2 300 000

Coordinado en:

United Kingdom

Convocatoria de propuestas:

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

Régimen de financiación:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Significant amounts of cultural heritage material are now available through online digital library portals. However, this vast amount of cultural heritage material can also be overwhelming for many users who are provided with little or no guidance on how to find and interpret this information. The situation is very different in museums and galleries where items are organised thematically and users guided through the collection.The PATHS project created a system that acts as an interactive personalised tour guide through existing digital library collections. The system offers suggestions about items to look at and assist in their interpretation. Navigation is based around the metaphor of a path through the collection. A path can be based around any theme, for example artist and media (“paintings by Picasso”), historic periods (“the Cold War”), places (“Venice”) and famous people (“Muhammad Ali”). Users are able to construct their own paths or follow pre-defined ones. The PATHS project provides users with innovative ways to access and utilise the contents of digital libraries that enrich their experiences of these resources. This is achieved by extending the state-of-the-art in user-driven information access and by applying language technologies to analyse and enrich online content. The project takes a user-centred approach to development to accommodate the needs, interests and preferences of different types of users.The PATHS consortium contains six partners. Two academic institutions, Sheffield University and Universidad del Pais Vasco, and two SMEs, i-sieve technologies Ltd. and Asplan Viak Internet Ltd., brought experience in several technical areas (the presentation and processing digital content; understanding user profiles and requirements; search and language processing technologies) which wass complemented with expertise in the cultural heritage domain provided by MDR Partners and Alinari 24 Ore Spa.The PATHS project makes use of content from the European Digital Library, Europeana.

Objetivo

Significant amounts of cultural heritage material are now available through online digital library portals. However, this vast amount of cultural heritage material can also be overwhelming for many users who are provided with little or no guidance on how to find and interpret this information. The situation is very different in museums and galleries where items are organised thematically and users guided through the collection.
The PATHS project will create a system that acts as an interactive personalised tour guide through existing digital library collections. The system will offer suggestions about items to look at and assist in their interpretation. Navigation will be based around the metaphor of a path through the collection. A path can be based around any theme, for example artist and media ("paintings by Picasso"), historic periods ("the Cold War"), places ("Venice") and famous people ("Muhammad Ali"). Users will be able to construct their own paths or follow pre-defined ones.
The PATHS project will provide users with innovative ways to access and utilise the contents of digital libraries that enrich their experiences of these resources. This will be achieved by extending the state-of-the-art in user-driven information access and by applying language technologies to analyse and enrich online content. The project will take a user-centred approach to development to accommodate the needs, interests and preferences of different types of users.
The PATHS consortium contains six partners. Two academic institutions, Sheffield University and Universidad del Pais Vasco, and two SMEs, i-sieve technologies Ltd. and Asplan Viak Internet Ltd., bring experience in several technical areas (the presentation and processing digital content; understanding user profiles and requirements; search and language processing technologies) which is complemented with expertise in the cultural heritage domain provided by MDR Partners and Alinari 24 Ore Spa.
The PATHS project will make use of content from the European Digital Library, Europeana, and contribute to the i2010: Digital Libraries Initiative.

Información relacionada

Coordinador

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 670 703


FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
S10 2TN SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Joanne Watson
Tel.: +44 114 222 4754
Fax: +44 114 222 1452

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Participantes

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 402 841


BARRIO SARRIENA S N
48940 LEIOA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Ione Isasa
Tel.: +34946012895
Fax: +34946013550

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I SIEVE TECHNOLOGIES DIACHEIRISIS ILEKTRONIKIS PLIROFORIAS EPE
Greece

Aportación de la UE: EUR 290 382


TERMA PATR GRIGORIOU KAI NEAPOLEOS
153 10 ATTIKI AGIA PARASKEVI ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Konstantinos Chandrinos
Tel.: +30 210 6549479
Fax: +30 210 6527539

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ALINARI 24 ORE SPA
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 157 094


LARGO FRATELLI ALINARI 15
50123 FIRENZE
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Simone Palmieri
Tel.: +39 055 2395201
Fax: +39 055 2382857

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ASPLAN VIAK INTERNET AS
Norway

Aportación de la UE: EUR 342 960


KYSTVEIEN 14
4841 ARENDAL
Norway
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Stein Runar Bergheim
Tel.: +4791693402
Fax: +4757674609

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MDR PARTNERS (CONSULTING) LIMITED
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 436 020


FITZGERALD ROAD MORTLAKE 2B
SW14 8HA LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Robert Davies
Tel.: +44 208 876 3121
Fax: +44 870 051 2910

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