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SILKNOW. Silk heritage in the Knowledge Society: from punched cards to big data, deep learning and visual / tangible simulations

Objective

Silk was a major factor for progress in Europe, mostly along the Western Silk Road’s network of production and market centres. Silk trade also allowed for exchange of ideas and innovations. Punched cards were first used in Jacquard silk looms, long before modern computers were even imagined. Today, too, fashion and high-end textile industries have a huge impact in the EU, reaching €525 billion in annual turnover. Silk, however, has become a seriously endangered heritage. Although many European specialized museums are devoted to its preservation, they usually lack size and resources to establish networks or connections with other collections. SILKNOW aims to produce an intelligent computational system that goes beyond current technologies in order to improve our understanding of European silk heritage. This legacy will be studied, showcased and preserved through the digital modelling of its weaving techniques (a “Virtual Loom”). Users will access the resulting information through visual and tangible simulations, and experience vastly enhanced search tools, providing better results through automatic visual recognition, advanced spatio-temporal visualization, multilingual and semantically enriched access to existing digital data. Thus, SILKNOW will improve the understanding of EU heritage and its rich diversity, applying next-generation ICT research to the needs of various users (museums, education, tourism, creative industries, media…), and preserving an intangible heritage (ancient weaving techniques) for younger generations. Its research activities and outputs will have direct impact in computer science and big data management, focusing on searching digital content in heterogeneous, multilingual and multimodal databases. SILKNOW will be possible only with the close cooperation of a multidisciplinary team, including areas as ICT, text analytics, image processing, semantics, big data, 3D printing, art history, terminology, textile fabrication and conservation.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2017-two-stage

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 615 880,50
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 289 625,00
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 319 625,00
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 206 688,75
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo

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Region
Isole Sicilia Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO CERVANTES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 94 256,25
Address
Alcala 49
28014 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GARIN 1820 SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 99 437,50
Address
C/ Ramon De Villarroya 15
46113 Moncada Valencia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EURECOM GIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 288 375,00
Address
Route Des Chappes 450 Campus Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 265 722,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE LUMIERE LYON 2
France
Net EU contribution
€ 42 262,50
Address
86 Rue Pasteur
69365 Lyon

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MONKEYFAB S.C.
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 168 187,50
Address
Gierdawska 6
04 837 Warszawa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00