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CULTivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity

Desde 2011-02-01 hasta 2014-01-31, proyecto cerrado | CULTURA Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 3 912 222

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 2 869 525

Coordinado en:

Ireland

Convocatoria de propuestas:

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

Régimen de financiación:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

CULTURA's innovative adaptive services and interactive environment will offer genuine user empowerment and unprecedented levels of engagement with digital cultural heritage collections and communities

A key challenge facing curators and providers of digital cultural heritage is to instigate, increase and enhance engagement with digital humanities collections. To achieve this, a fundamental change in the way cultural artefacts are experienced and contributed to by communities is required. The CULTURA project has invested three years of
research and development work in order to enable this change. The resulting innovative adaptive services and interactive environment will offer genuine user empowerment and unprecedented levels of engagement with digital cultural heritage collections and communities.

The CULTURA Virtual Research Environment has pioneered the development of next generation adaptive systems which will provide new forms of multi-dimensional adaptivity:

  • personalised information retrieval and presentation which respond to models of user and contextual intent
  • community-aware adaptivity which responds to wider community activity, interest, contribution and experience
  • content-aware adaptivity which responds to the entities and relationships automatically identified within the artefacts and across collections
  • personalised dynamic storylines which are generated across individual as well as entire collections of artefacts

CULTURA advances and integrates the following key technologies:

  • Cutting edge natural language processing, which normalises ambiguities in noisy historical texts
  • Entity and relationship extraction, which highlights the key individuals, events, dates and other entities and relationships within unstructured text
  • Social network analysis of the entities and relationships within the content, and also of the individuals and broader community of users engaging with the content
  • Multi-model adaptivity to support dynamic reconciliation of multiple dimensions of personalisation.

The project team has carried out rigorous evaluations and validations of its adaptive services using high impact, contrasting, multicultural digital cultural heritage collections and diverse user communities and individuals.

Through using a variety of cultural heritage material, from historical text to botanical drawings, the researchers have successfully demonstrated that the environment is corpus agnostic, i.e. it can be used for different digital humanities collections with varying degrees of metadata.

 

 

 

Objetivo

A key challenge facing curators and providers of digital cultural heritage across Europe and Worldwide is to instigate, increase and enhance engagement with digital humanities collections. To achieve this, a fundamental change in the way cultural artefacts are experienced and contributed to by communities is required. CULTURA will pioneer the development of next generation adaptive systems which will provide new forms of multi-dimensional adaptivity:•\tpersonalised information retrieval and presentation which respond to models of user and contextual intent•\tcommunity-aware adaptivity which responds to wider community activity, interest, contribution and experience•\tcontent-aware adaptivity which responds to the entities and relationships automatically identified within the artefacts and across collections•\tpersonalised dynamic storylines which are generated across individual as well as entire collections of artefactsCULTURA advances and integrates the following key technologies:•\tCutting edge natural language processing, which normalises ambiguities in noisy historical texts•\tEntity and relationship extraction, which highlights the key individuals, events, dates and other entities and relationships within unstructured text•\tSocial network analysis of the entities and relationships within the content, and also of the individuals and broader community of users engaging with the content•\tMulti-model adaptivity to support dynamic reconciliation of multiple dimensions of personalisationCULTURA will deliver innovative adaptive services and an interactive user environment which dynamically tailors the investigation, comprehension and enrichment of digital humanities artefacts and collections. Through the provision of such functionality, CULTURA can empower all users to investigate, comprehend and contribute to digital cultural collections.CULTURA will provide rigorous evaluation and validation of its adaptive services using high impact, contrasting, multicultural digital cultural heritage collections and diverse user communities and individuals. The CULTURA use cases, defined in collaboration with real users, will clearly illustrate how the adaptive environment will offer genuine user empowerment and unprecedented levels of engagement with these collections and communities.The CULTURA consortium has a strong emphasis on meeting real end-user needs, maximising societal impact and laying a foundation for successful commercialisation. Thus, the project has a strong scientific foundation, informed by two significant digital cultural resources and associated communities, and supported by experienced and effective project management.

Información relacionada

Contacto del coordinador

Owen CONLAN, (Research Lecturer)
Tel.: +353 (0)1 8962158
Fax: +353 (0)1 6772204
Correo electrónico

Coordinador

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 919 666


College Green
2 DUBLIN
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Deirdre Savage
Tel.: +353 1 8961942
Fax: +353 1 7071633
Correo electrónico

Participantes

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 358 644


RECHBAUERSTRASSE 12
8010 GRAZ
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Erwin Duschnig
Tel.: +43 316 873 9256
Fax: +43 316 873 109256
Correo electrónico
SOFIISKI UNIVERSITET SVETI KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 394 700


BUL TZAR OSVOBODITEL 15
1504 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Tinko Velichkov Tinchev
Tel.: +359 2 8161 505
Fax: +359 2 868 71 80
Correo electrónico
COMMETRIC EOOD
Bulgaria

Aportación de la UE: EUR 314 550


SHIPCHENSKI PROHOD BLVD
1574 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Spyridon Garyfallos
Tel.: +35924395257
Fax: +35924395257
Correo electrónico
PINTAIL LTD
Ireland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 102 164


SPRINGHILL AVENUE 77
A94 K542 Blackrock
Ireland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: CIARAN Clissmann
Tel.: +353 1 2899529
Fax: +353 1 2899529
Correo electrónico
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel

Aportación de la UE: EUR 431 001


94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
49527 PETACH TIKVA
Israel
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Gal Weiss
Tel.: +972 4 829 6259
Fax: +972 4 829 6111
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 348 800


VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
35122 PADOVA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Maria BERNINI
Tel.: +390498277580
Fax: +390498277771
Correo electrónico
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