Agora Project @ GLAMs workshop

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This is a presentation of the work on the Agora project at the GLAMs workshop at the DISH2011 Conference

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Agora Project @ GLAMs workshop

  1. 1. Agora: interpretation & representation of historical events online Marieke van Erp Lora Aroyo http://agora.cs.vu.nl @agoraproject7 Dec 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  2. 2. Observations • Amount of cultural heritage data made available has increased dramatically • What to use it for? • How to prevent loss of meaning? • Meta-data differ in quality and do not make it easier for end users to find what they are looking for7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  3. 3. 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 programme7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  4. 4. ‘Events’ is the Answer • objects (digitised artworks and artifacts) • events (concrete particulars) • entities (actors, locations, periods) • narratives (organisation of events)7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  5. 5. ‘Events’ is the Answer • objects (digitised artworks and artifacts) • events (concrete particulars) • entities (actors, locations, periods) • narratives (organisation of events)7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  6. 6. Digital Hermeneutics* • theory of interpretation: relation parts of wholes • encounter of hermeneutics and Web technology • context to think about providing access to and interpretation of online collections *Capurro, 20107 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  7. 7. 7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  8. 8. 7 December 2011 VenueWednesday, December 7, 11
  9. 9. Enriching Collection Meta-data • semantic search • improving user experience • understanding the needs of online users7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  10. 10. Semantic Search • suggesting relevant/related events of interest, e.g., in the same location, with the same actor, during a related period • finding related stories/narratives of interest • based on current interests in events finding artworks in different collections by the same creator, or on similar events7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11
  11. 11. http://agora.cs.vu.nl http://agora.cs.vu.nl/demo @agoraproject7 December 2011 DISH2011Wednesday, December 7, 11

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