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The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006

Volume 4273 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 951-958

MultimediaN E-Culture Demonstrator

  • Guus SchreiberAffiliated withComputer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • , Alia AminAffiliated withCenter for Math. and Computer Science CWI
  • , Mark van AssemAffiliated withComputer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • , Victor de BoerAffiliated withHCS Lab, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
  • , Lynda HardmanAffiliated withCenter for Math. and Computer Science CWITechnical University Eindhoven (TU/e)
  • , Michiel HildebrandAffiliated withCenter for Math. and Computer Science CWI
  • , Laura HollinkAffiliated withComputer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
  • , Zhisheng HuangAffiliated withCenter for Math. and Computer Science CWI
  • , Janneke van KersenAffiliated withDigital Heritage Netherlands (DEN)
    • , Marco de NietAffiliated withDigital Heritage Netherlands (DEN)
    • , Borys OmelayenkoAffiliated withComputer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
    • , Jacco van OssenbruggenAffiliated withCenter for Math. and Computer Science CWI
    • , Ronny SiebesAffiliated withComputer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
    • , Jos TaekemaAffiliated withDigital Heritage Netherlands (DEN)
    • , Jan WielemakerAffiliated withHCS Lab, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
    • , Bob WielingaAffiliated withHCS Lab, Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)

Abstract

The main objective of the MultimediaN E-Culture project is to demonstrate how novel semantic-web and presentation technologies can be deployed to provide better indexing and search support within large virtual collections of cultural-heritage resources. The architecture is fully based on open web standards, in particular XML, SVG, RDF/OWL and SPARQL. One basic hypothesis underlying this work is that the use of explicit background knowledge in the form of ontologies/vocabularies/thesauri is in particular useful in information retrieval in knowledge-rich domains.