WebSci2010 Lightning talk: Agora Project - Eventing History
by Lora Aroyo
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There is a vast amount of (implicit) historical knowledge locked in museum collections.
Objects from one museum collection often tell part of the story only from one perspective, limited only to one collection.
Through combining objects from different collections, a more comprehensive view of a certain historical period can be given.
Agora is a multidisciplinary project serving both the needs of experts and the general public in a online social platform where they can create and explore different (personal) narratives and contribute or interact with digitally mediated public histories.
The inspiration for the work came from the experience of one of the historians has participated in building the Dutch National Historic Events Review
For this we aim at achieving event-driven access to heterogeneous cultural heritage collections by extracting historic events from various textual data, creating an ontology of historic concepts and use an event model to interlink collection objects along the event dimensions, who what where when.
Agora supports users to become part of the history
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