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Cultural and Historical Digital Libraries dynamically mined from News Archives

Project description

Digital libraries and technology-enhanced learning The researchers created a cross-discipline digital library engine that allows for drawing content from one domain and making it available and understandable to the users of another.

Digital libraries generally provide electronic access for communities of users to information of their discipline. A new challenge to research is a digital library that would draw content from one domain and make it available to the users of another.

The PAPYRUS team approached this challenge by introducing the concept of a cross-discipline digital library engine which was prototyped in the course of the project. This system can 'understand' user queries in the context of a specific discipline, look for content in a domain alien to that discipline and present the search results in a way useful and comprehensive from the perspective of the first discipline.

The use case chosen for this project was the recovery of historical content from digital news content. The scientific and technological objectives of the project were:

  • to advance the state of the art in semantic multimedia analysis, by introducing knowledge assisted methods which take advantage of existing metadata and content structure models for the understanding of the source content;
  • to propose context sensitive query processing methods, for the understanding of the user demands;
  • to implement tools for automating the process of knowledge mapping, for corresponding concepts between the source content and the user queries;
  • to develop presentation techniques for delivering search results in a form comprehensive to the targeted users.

To realise these objectives, PAPYRUS brought together expertise from research organisations with a focus on knowledge management, artificial intelligence and semantic multimedia analysis; experts in the history of science; two large European news producers; and an IT solutions provider.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 425 225
Administrative Contact
Marylene Garnier (Ms)

Participants (8)

DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 244 978
Address
Kurt Schumacher Strasse 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilfried Runde (Mr.)
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
France
EU contribution
€ 104 445
Address
Place De La Bourse 11 13 15
75002 Paris 02
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Antoine Ludier (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 465 184
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Hatzara (Ms)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 262 718
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davide Bassi (Prof)
CINECA CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 278 563
Address
Via Magnanelli 6/3
40033 Casalecchio Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Salvatore Rago (Dr.)
STICHTING HISTORIE DER TECHNIEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 111 998
Address
Den Dolech 2
5612AZ Eindhoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Korsten (Dr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 889
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reuben Almeida (Mr)
AUTONOMY SYSTEMS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Cambridge Business Park, Cowley Road
CB4 0WZ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mike Hobson (Mr)