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Intangible Treasures - Capturing the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Learning the Rare Know-How of Living Human Treasures

Intangible Treasures - Capturing the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Learning the Rare Know-How of Living Human Treasures

Objective

Cultural expression is not limited to architecture, monuments or collections of artifacts. It also includes fragile intangible live expressions, which involve knowledge and skills. Such expressions include music, dance, singing, theatre, human skills and craftsmanship.These manifestations of human intelligence and creativeness constitute our Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). ICH is at the same time traditional, contemporary and living, because it does not only refer to inherited knowledge but also to the renewal of contemporary cultural expressions. It refers to the past, to the present, and, certainly to the future and is the mainspring of humanity's cultural diversity.The main objective of i-Treasures is to develop an open and extendable platform to provide access to ICH resources, enable knowledge exchange between researchers and contribute to the transmission of rare know-how from Living Human Treasures to apprentices. To this end, the project aims to go beyond the mere digitization of cultural content. Its main contribution is the creation of new knowledge by proposing novel methodologies and new technological paradigms for the analysis and modelling of ICH. One of the main objectives of the proposal is the development of an appropriate methodology based on multisensory technology for the creation of information (intangible treasures) that has never been analyzed or studied before. High-level semantics will be extracted enabling researcher to identify possible implicit or hidden correlations between different ICH expressions or different interpretation styles of the same ICH and study the evolution of a specific ICH through its transmission from generation to generation or to other communities. Combining conventional learning procedures and advanced services, such as Singing Voice Synthesis and sensorimotor learning through an interactive 3D environment, i-Treasures is expected to break new ground in education and knowledge transfer of ICH.
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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

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Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 159 265

Administrative Contact

Athanasios Konstandopoulos (Prof.)

Participants (16)

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UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 754 150

ACAPELA GROUP BABEL TECHNOLOGIES SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 294 525

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

EU Contribution

€ 465 050

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 650

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 188 182

UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 483 500

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 420 400

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 287 353

TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 232 159

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 189 200

University System of Maryland

United States

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 306 725

UNIVERSITE PARIS III SORBONNE NOUVELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 48 000

ARGELA YAZILIM VE BILISIM TEKNOLOJILERI SANAYI VE TICARET AS

Turkey

SOBEE YAZILIM

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 22 841

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 600676

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 226 176

  • EU contribution

    € 5 200 000

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece