Agora: Digital Hermeneutics @CATCH Mid-Term Event (6 June 2014)

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André Malraux, "Le Musée Imaginaire" - The Imaginary Museum of World Sculpture, 1953

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Agora: Digital Hermeneutics @CATCH Mid-Term Event (6 June 2014)

  1. 1. Agora  &  Hermeneu-cs  of  Access   Chiel  van  den  Akker   Lora  Aroyo   CATCH  Event,  6  June  2014  
  2. 2. Photo:  M.  Jarnoux   André   Malraux,   The   Imaginary   Museum  of  World  Sculpture,  1953     Le  Musée  Imaginaire  
  3. 3. Hermeneu0c  Devices   framing   centering   enlarging   decreasing   isolaKng     focusing   comparing     combining     manipulaKng   zooming  in/out  
  4. 4. Online  Access  to  Cultural  Heritage   •  requires  a  hermeneu9c  approach     •  contributes  to  the  conceptualizaKon  of  eHumani9es    
  5. 5. Agora  Team:  Lora  Aroyo,  Guus  Schreiber,  Lourens  van  der  Meij,  Marieke  van Erp,  Chiel  van  den  Akker,  Susan  Legêne,  Geertje  Jacobs,  Johan  Oomen  
  6. 6. Digital  Hermeneu0cs   •  a  theory  of  interpretaKon   •  is  concerned  with     –  the  limits  of  automaKon  and  modeling     –  the  interacKon  of  people  and  technology  on  the  other               “Digital  hermeneu9cs:  Agora  and  the  online  understanding   of  cultural  heritage”  In  proceedings  of  Web  Science   Conference,  (ACM:  New  York,  2011)  
  7. 7. Informa0on:     Museum  as  an  Inventory  of  the  World  
  8. 8. Interpreta0on:     Museum  as  a  Place  to  Engage  with  the  World  
  9. 9. four  dimensions     •   informaKon  -­‐  interpretaKon   •   provision  -­‐  support   •   automaKc  -­‐  manual   •   lay-­‐users  -­‐  expert-­‐users     Evalua0ng  Online  Access  to  Cultural  Heritage  
  10. 10. provide  informa0on:   •  manual:  metadata,  wiki,  links     •  automaKc:  enKKes  and  event  extracKon,  data-­‐mining     support  informa0on:   •  manual:  users  tag,  add  comments  and  links   •  automaKc:  search  &  browse   “From  Informa9on  Delivery  to  Interpreta9on  Support:     Evalua9ng  Cultural  Heritage  Access  on  the  Web”   In  proceedings  of  Web  Science  Conference  (ACM:  New  York,  2013)   Evalua0ng    Applica0ons  
  11. 11. provide  interpreta0on:     •  manual:  add  stories  or  links  between  objects   •  automaKc:  generaKon  of  narra9ve  relaKons  between  events  and  objects   (e.g.  proto-­‐narraKves  in  Agora)   support  interpreta0on:   •  manual:  favorites,  personal  spaces   •  automaKc:  supporKng    creaKng  (narra9ve)  relaKons  between  events  and   objects  (e.g.  plot-­‐features  in  Decipher)   “From  Informa9on  Delivery  to  Interpreta9on  Support:     Evalua9ng  Cultural  Heritage  Access  on  the  Web”   In  proceedings  of  Web  Science  Conference  (ACM:  New  York,  2013)   Evalua0ng    Applica0ons  
  12. 12. 12   Method  to  Model  Historical  Events  
  13. 13. Enrichment  with  Events  
  14. 14. “Digital  hermeneuKcs:  Agora  and  the  online  understanding  of  cultural  heritage”  in  proceedings  of  Web  Science  Conference,   (ACM:  New  York,  2011)   Method  for  Historical  Narra9ve  Genera9on  
  15. 15. Events Narrative
  16. 16. h4p://agora.cs.vu.nl   Agora  Event-­‐centered  Collec0on  Browser  
  17. 17. Demo Datasets Rijksmuseum – 159,860 Artworks – 71,851 Concepts – 73,374 Persons Sound & Vision – 10,000 Videos – 172,000 Concepts
  18. 18. Two  Concep0ons  of  eHumani0es  
  19. 19. •  To  analyze  applicaKons  providing  online  access  to  cultural  heritage   •  To  reason  about  online  access  to  cultural  heritage   •  To  theorize  the  Web:  e.g.  limits  of  modeling,  human-­‐machine   interacKon   Framework  of  Digital  Hermeneu0cs  
  20. 20. Get  (extract)  more  events   needs  to  be  scalable  &  automated     Collect  data  on  perspec-ves   from  experts  &  lay  in  a  conKnuous  way     Improve  visualiza-on  &  interac-on   extensibility  with  new  collecKons     Deeper  
  21. 21. Agora  &  Hermeneu-cs  of  Access   Chiel  van  de  Akker  &  Lora  Aroyo   @agoraproject   h4p://agora.cs.vu.nl  

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