Deadline 2/2/2017 Call: “European cultural heritage, access and analysis for a richer interpretation of the past”

Topic: CULT-COOP-09-2017 European cultural heritage, access and analysis for a richer interpretation of the past.

Call: “European cultural heritage, access and analysis for a richer interpretation of the past”

https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/cult-coop-09-2017.html

Project Leader: Tor Vergata University (Rome), ISTI – CNR (Pisa), ITALY

Scope

In order to better understand and inform the present by richer interpretations of the past, actions should create affordable and efficient digital access, documentary methods analysis and preservation services for cultural resources. This should be achieved by tackling issues such as automatic contextualisation and identification of content and by developing analytical tools, including methods for automatically finding content which is semantically similar to a given item, or content which is related to a given high-level concept. This aspect also calls for fundamental work related to the philosophy of meta-data designs especially of language-based data that should be in close coherence with the architecture and typology of human conceptual systems. Actions should also develop innovative tools and methods to extract meaning from digital artefacts (including video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, text, multispectral and thermal information and 3D representations of objects or scenes) considering also the spatio-temporal dimension and the quality of the digital content in order to allow the study and preservation of European heritage. The work must fundamentally address the issue of data quality and interoperability.

Proposal:

Commission emphasised that the focus of the call which we intend to apply to, is on collections in archives, museums, and at cultural heritage sites that contain a wealth of digital texts, images, audio-visual content and 3D representations of objects or scenes, which are largely inaccessible to both computers and humans because not sufficiently tagged with adequate metadata. The proposals that apply to this call are asked to invent new ways of taking into account the state of the art in computer science and big data management, for identifying the content of the items in such collections, making such items discoverable and accessible.

We wish to work on large collections of digitised data about theatrical performances, that are not accessible and not sufficiently tagged with adequate metadata.

We seek to collaborate with libraries and archives that have invested funds for the digitization and therefore have increased their digital assets, possibly in significant quantities, but have not had the possibility of adequately tagging the digitized assets with the appropriate metadata.Furthermore, we need to collaborate with Institutions or Museums that are interested in the Call and our project. They have to be in possessions with this kind of collections and data. In return, the project will employ advanced techniques for analysing the items in these collections and determine the contents of those items, and link them with similar items.

Budget 3.000.000 € -4.000.00€

Call deadline (1st stage): 2/2/2017

Contacts: Donatella Gavrilovich, donagavri@gmail.com; Carlo Meghini, carlo.meghini@isti.cnr.it

 

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