DECIPHER - Digital Environment for Cultural Interfaces; Promoting Heritage, Education and Research

Czech title:Digital Environment for Cultural Interfaces; Promoting Heritage, Education and Research
Research leader:Smrž Pavel
Team leaders:Dytrych Jaroslav, Kouřil Jan, Otrusina Lubomír
Agency:The Information Society Technologies (IST) 7th Framework programme - Seventh Research Framework Programme
Keywords:cultural heritage, semantic web, knowledge extraction, reasoning
Digital heritage and semantic web technologies hold out the promise of nearly unlimited access to cultural knowledge. The problem is that cultural meaning does not reside in individual objects but in the patterns of knowledge and events, belief and thought that link them to each other and to the observer. This is why story is so important to the communication of, and meaningful understanding of culture.

DECIPHER is developing new solutions to the whole range of narrative construction, knowledge visualisation and display problems. It will change the way people access digital heritage by combining much richer, event-based metadata with causal reasoning models. This will result in a reasoning engine, virtual environment and interfaces that can help curators and visitors to present digital heritage objects as part of a coherent narrative that is directly related to the user’s interests. This will allow the user to interactively assemble, visualise and explore, not just collections of objects, but the knowledge structures that connect and give them meaning.

The partners bring together great skills and experience in the technical fields required by the project, with the authorial and curatorial authority of national institutions, the innovative impetus of a technology-based SME, and the drive to market of a large company that combines heritage and media interests.


2013Annotation system for Drupal, software, 2013
Authors: Cudrák Miloš, Dytrych Jaroslav, Kleban Martin, Kopecký Marek, Kratochvílová Marie, Kubík Lukáš, Loskot Radim, Loukota Petr, Macháček Jakub, Pěnkava Pavel, Petr Martin, Smrž Pavel, Strecha Juraj, Žurek Aleš
 Decipher Semantic Annotator, software, 2013
Authors: Otrusina Lubomír, Smrž Pavel
 Semantic Enrichment Component for Decipher, software, 2013
Authors: Kouřil Jan
2012Classification Framework for Texts on Visual Arts, software, 2012
Authors: Kouřil Jan
 Decipher focused crawler, software, 2012
Authors: Mrnuštík Michal
 Decipher NER a Decipher IE, software, 2012
Authors: Otrusina Lubomír, Smrž Pavel, Sznapka Jakub, Šafář Martin


2013BURGET Radek and SMRŽ Pavel. Extracting Visually Presented Element Relationships from Web Documents. International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence. Hershey: IGI Global, 2013, vol. 2013, no. 2, pp. 13-29. ISSN 1557-3958.
 OTRUSINA Lubomír and SMRŽ Pavel. BUT-TYPED: Using domain knowledge for computing typed similarity. In: Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM), Volume 1: Proceedings of the Main Conference and the Shared Task: Semantic Textual Similarity. Atlanta: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013, pp. 119-123. ISBN 978-1-937284-48-0.
2011SMRŽ Pavel and DYTRYCH Jaroslav. Towards New Scholarly Communication: A Case Study of the 4A Framework. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Publications. Aachen: CEUR, 2011, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-3-642-25952-4. ISSN 1613-0073.

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