PhDO May 20 2011

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PhDO consists of networking events: both for individuals in the creative sector, and for people working in research and development. The network aims to develop realistic insights in the process of preparing, applying, setting up & carrying out research in the Creative Sector. At the same time, it will provide a podium to present research results to a relevant audience.

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PhDO May 20 2011

  1. 1. AGORA: Automatic Heritage Metadata Enrichment with Historic Events Johan Oomen - Head of R&D / PhD Candidate Lora Aroyo - Assistant professorIntelligent Information Systems, Web and Media Department VU University http://agora.cs.vu.nl
  2. 2. Outline• Sound and Vision & Academia • Joint research agenda• The Agora project (Lora)• ‘my’ PhD at the VU University • Discussion (Lora & you & me)
  3. 3. From analogue to Digital• More reuse• New services• New audiences• ‘Digging into data’ !"#$%&()*&$)*$+,"#$
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  5. 5. Reseach topics• Content-based retrieval • Manual metadata generation is costly• Interoperability • Searching across collections (Europeana)• User Generated Content • Fine grained descriptions• Recommendation technology • Accessing the long-tail
  6. 6. Venue
  7. 7. Reseach programmes My PhD
  8. 8. CATCH Programme• Fundamental research driven by concrete use-cases• 14 projects to date• PhD, Postdoc, Programmer• hosted @ CH institutions • http://www.nwo.nl/catch
  9. 9. Practical• One day a week at the VU• Research: 16 hrs a week • Strong link with current projects at Sound and Vision “The Web is the largest human information• WebScience construct in history.The Web is transforming society. In order to understand what the Web is, engineer its future and ensure its social benefit we need a new interdisciplinary field that we call Web Science.”
  10. 10. The Agora Project • 2009-2013 • VU Amsterdam (CS + History Departments), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam • Funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) within the CATCH research programme MW20117/4/11
  11. 11. Objectives of Agora• Interoperability between collections • Using language technology to identify events in texts• User involvement • Using events to navigate through collections
  12. 12. Gabriel Metsu(17th century Dutch painer)
  13. 13. Networked heritage ?
  14. 14. Venue
  15. 15. is part of…Location is... were present at… role is…date Venue
  16. 16. ‘My’ main research question• How does the combination of ‘networked access to collections’ and ‘participatory culture’ shape the future of engagement with cultural heritage?
  17. 17. !"##$%&"( !)*++,-%*&"( !"23)$2$&4( %"))$%&"( !"1%0#*&"( !".$/.0*),+*&"(7/4/11 MW2011
  18. 18. The Waisda?Experiment • Basic rule – players score points when their tag exactly matches the tag entered by another player within 10 seconds • Multiple other scoring mechanisms to create various tag incentives
  19. 19. Waisda? Video7/4/11 MW2011
  20. 20. 7/4/11 MW2011
  21. 21. Version 2 ‘Man tagd hond’• Links to vocabularies• New game elements• Search interface• Tag gardening
  22. 22. ...find out more • http://agora.cs.vu.nl/publications/ • Johan Oomen ~ @johanoomen • Lora Aroyo ~ @laroyoMonks  image  credit:  Wonderlane  (CC-­‐BY-­‐NC)
  23. 23. Challenges• Humanities background in a CS department• Time management•

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