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A Historic Documentation Repository for Specialized and Public Access

  • Cristina Ribeiro
  • Gabriel David
  • Catalin Calistru
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)

Abstract

The web is currently the information searching and browsing environment of choice for scholars and lay users alike. The goal of most cultural heritage applications is to interest a large audience, and therefore web interfaces are being developed even when part of their functionality is not offered to the general public. We present a web-based interface for managing, browsing and searching a repository of historic documents. The documents pertain to a region which has been an important regional power in medieval times and their originals are under the custody of the Portuguese national archives. The challenges of the project came from its requisites in three aspects: rigorous archival description, the incorporation of document analysis and a flexible search interface. The system is an instance of a multimedia database framework providing both browse and retrieval functionalities to end users and configuration and content management services to the collection administrators.

Keywords

Cultural Heritage Multimedia Document Search Interface Multimedia Database Archival Description 
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References

  1. 1.
    Ribeiro, C., David, G., Calistru, C.: Multimedia in cultural heritage collections: A model and applications (submitted for publication, 2007)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Comissão de Vigilância do Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira: Centro de Documentação da Terra de Santa Maria. (2007), http://www.castelodafeira.pt/
  3. 3.
    Ribeiro, C., David, G., Calistru, C.: A multimedia database workbench for content and context retrieval. In: MMSP IEEE Workshop, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos (2004)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Ribeiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriel David
    • 1
    • 2
  • Catalin Calistru
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto 
  2. 2.INESC—Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias s/n, 4200-465 PortoPortugal

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