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Semantically enhanced, multifaceted, collaborative access to cultural heritage

Objective

MOSAICA sets out to develop a toolbox of generic technologies for intelligent presentation, knowledge based discovery, and interactive and creative educational experience catering for a broad variety of diversified cultural heritages, and selects the Jewish heritage only as a use case for the demonstration of results.

To this purpose MOSAICA is introducing two cutting edge technologies:
(1) the Semantic Web and ontology engineering enabling the conceptualisation and the semantics driven integration of the complexity of the cultural objects, and
(2) the distributed content management allowing seamless aggregation of highly distributed and diversified content.

MOSAICA will develop:
1. Unifying framework for the ontology based conceptualisation of cultural objects and resources, combining domain expertise and ontology engineering,
2. Tools and utilities for online communities to become actively engaged in the publishing process, contribute their knowledge, and partake in a dynamic creation and conceptualisation of the cultural resources,
3. Knowledge driven, interactive, and user friendly interfaces to the distributed digital content that will allow exploration and discovery of cultural resources through a multifaceted portal designed to deliver unique and creative user experience, and
4. Methodology and technological utilities for the design of the so called Virtual Expeditions, defined as thematically organised succession of virtualised cultural objects exposed as Web resources, bound together by a conceptual model, and allowing interactive exploration through alternative trails, or through examination of the thematically pre selected semantically related content.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ORT FRANCE
Address
10 Villa D'eylau
75116 Paris
France

Participants (10)

CYBERCULTUS SA
Luxembourg
Address
22, Rue De L'eglise
9650 Esch-sur-sure
FONDAZIONE IARD
Italy
Address
Via Soncino, 1
20123 Milano
IDEA INFORMATION SYSTEMS LTD
Israel
Address
Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek
19236 Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek
INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Feup, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias 378
Porto
JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL
Israel
Address
48 King George St.
64734 Jerusalem
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Howard Street
Sheffield
STOWARZYSZENIE "MIASTA W INTERNECIE"
Poland
Address
Ul. Krakowska 11A
33-100 Tarnow
STRAIGHT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
37 Warren Street
W1T 6AD London
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
Haifa
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
1000 Ljubljana