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Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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A technical workshop in Grenoble

A technical workshop in Grenoble  Jean-Yves Vion-Dury, Nikolaos Lagos, Jean-Pierre Chanod Xerox Research Centre Europe January 7, 2014   In early December 2013, we organized a small technical workshop at the Xerox European Research premises, in Grenoble, France to present our latest thoughts on the LRM (Linked Resource Model), which represents the Xerox core contribution to Pericles. The hope was that...

Is there a place for cataloguing in a digital world?

The re-use of digital information is the core research focus of PERICLES. Re-use of digital information for an archive such as Tate's is centred largely on how our collections are accessed by the public, particularly for research by scholars. Imagining the future ways in which a researcher might access collections that are hybrid mixes of digital and non-digital objects, has led me to consider the future of cataloguing in an...

Introducing Significant Environment Information and the PERICLES Extraction Tool

Good news everyone: The PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET) has been set free! PET is a framework for the extraction of information from the creation and use environments of digital data. PET works outside the established metadata perspectives and their firm structures by monitoring and collecting information from the whole system environment during the use of data. It extracts scenario related information, which increases the data...

The Second (LRM focused) Technical Workshop in Grenoble

      Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) organized a second technical workshop, focused on the latest version of the Linked Resource Model (LRM) and on using/experimenting with its descriptive power on a few selected cases relevant to PERICLES partners working within Work Package 3 (Dependency and change management models for digital ecosystems). The LRM is a general purpose modelling language that is being...

PERICLES workshop on “Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context”

PERICLES joined the 10 th International Digital Curation Conference with a half day workshop on ‘Automated capture of the environment in a sheer curation context’ on February 11, 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London, UK. The aim of the workshop was to disseminate current outputs to people tasked with all aspects of long-term use of data. In addition, it was an opportunity to engage with IDCC delegates on current project...

Monitoring the semantic drift of index terms by an evolving vector field: a novel experimental approach

The evolution of semantics refers to possible shifts in the interpretation of a concept over time and/or contrasts in its interpretation between user communities, due to linguistic, socio-cultural or psychological factors. In literature, the above phenomenon is covered by expressions like “semantic change”, “semantic shift”, “semantic decay”, and sometimes as “concept drift”, all of which are categorized under the...

Linked Resource Model for modelling evolving systems (3rd PERICLES Technical Workshop in Grenoble, France)

Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE) organized a third technical workshop on using/extending the Linked Resource Model (LRM). The workshop was hosted by the XRCE in Grenoble, and took place on the 27-29 April 2015 (see blogs for the first two meetings). [1] [2] The LRM is an upper level ontology that is being developed within PERICLES, to enable the description of evolving digital ecosystems. Versions of the LRM that could...

‘Semantic Version Management based on Formal Certification’ wins ‘Best Paper Award’

We are proud to announce that the ICSOFT-PT 2015 ‘Best Paper Award’ has gone to PERICLES project partner Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE), a multidisciplinary organisation based in Grenoble, France, with experts in computer vision, text analytics, data analytics, machine learning and process modelling applied to information, data and documents (see Picture 1).  The winning paper entitled ‘ Semantic Version...

Software Based Artworks and TMS – challenge accepted

On 21 and 22 July 2015 Tate held an internal workshop on Software Based Artworks (SBA) and TMS ( The Museum System ), a collection management software. This included the Time-based Media Conservation Team, the TMS office and the Research department.   A little bit of background This workshop was a follow up to a one day training session held in August 2014 focussing on the use of TMS to document Software-Based...

Another successful work meeting on ontologies

The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas (CERTH) hosted our fourth technical workshop on the Linked Resource Model (LRM), the LRM service, domain ontologies, ecosystem model and policies. The workshop took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 28-30 July 2015 (see the other blog entries of the past meetings [1] [2] [3] ). The LRM provides the concepts and languages for the other models, such as primarily the...

October workshops: Introducing experts to key PERICLES concepts

Last month PERICLES ran two workshops with practitioners and experts in the fields of digital preservation and science data. The full-day events were organised at two different locations, London (15 October) and Brussels (29 October) to introduce specific topics that are key elements within PERICLES research and development. The first workshop entitled 'Model-driven approach to preservation management' was focussed on the...

"Preservation and access to born-digital culture" Brussels, 30 - 31 October 2015

In late October 2015 in Brussels, iMAL and PACKED organised a symposium to discuss with over 100 international experts central challenges regarding “Preservation and Access to Born-Digital Culture”. http://imal.org/en/preservationsymposium   Anna Henry (Digital Preservation Manager) and John Langdon (Archive Curator) from Tate gave a presentation that summarised Tate’s approach to Digital Preservation as well...

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum

PERICLES was invited by the IDCC to run a workshop on 25 February 2016 as part of the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16, Amsterdam). We prepared a half-day session on appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in relation to the lives of complex digital objects. The workshop was designed to introduce participants to some of the key concepts being explored in the PERICLES approach of...

Toward the integration of emulation and virtualization strategies into the conservation of software-based art collections

Part of PERICLES core mission is finding ways to manage the challenges posed by the changing technical environments of complex digital content. For software-based artworks, obsolescence of the original technical platform and the resulting need to migrate the work to a new one, can result in inaccurate performance of the work, or at worst, render it completely inaccessible. Emulation and virtualization techniques offer potential...

A workshop on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video

During late July 2016, Dave Rice and Ashley Blewer delivered two workshops at Tate Britain in London on the use of Mediainfo, MediaConch and FFmpeg in the preservation of digital video. These two workshops are a good example of the type of impact projects such as PERICLES can have and the resulting motivation they can engender, in this case leading on from the collaboration between Dave Rice and the PERICLES Project on...

Managing policies using the Policy Editor

In this blog post we introduce the Policy Editor, a web application to manage change in policies, which has been developed by PERICLES project partner Space Application Services (SpaceApps). The tool was developed within WP5 , which focused on Tools for the preservation management of ecosystems and processes We interviewed Rani Pinchuk, Division Manager at SpaceApps to find out more.   What is the Policy Editor and...

The Digital Ecosystem Model

We are pleased to introduce the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), which has been developed by project partner University of Goettingen in the framework of PERICLES’ integrated approach to model-driven preservation. The DEM is based on the Linked Resource Model ( LRM ) also developed within the PERICLES project. In contrast to the very high level of abstraction of the LRM, the DEM represents a middle layer ontology on the way to...

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Art & Media - Software-Based Art Scenario

Long-term display and the potential for virtualization of an artwork Tate define Software-Based Artwork as any for which software is the core medium. The first acquisition of a Software-Based Artwork (SBA) took place in 2003, with Michael Craig-Martin’s Becoming (2003) and currently there are eight SBAs in Tate’s collection and one in the process of being acquired. The number of works acquired is increasing slowly but...

Science - Space Science scenario

Semantic models of data dependencies Image: Solar on the ISS Columbus module, Courtesy of the European Space Agency One of the PERICLES case study partners, B.USOC, supports experiments on the International Space Station (ISS) and is the curator of both the raw science and operations data. Space Science experiments are typically very expensive to design, develop, and operate, as are the results to...

Videos

From Semantics of Change to Change of Semantics

On 19 May 2015 PERICLES partners ran a half day workshop devoted to the importance of dependency drifts in digital preservation and covered four interlocking research areas: the design of a OWL ontology called LRM (Linked Resource Model) to describe change and dependencies in evolving digital ecosystems on a high level; the application of the LRM to the representation of domain-specific knowledge , and the principle of...

Publications

PERICLES - 'Best Poster Award' at IDCC 2014

The poster was presented by DOT and B.USOC and won the Best Poster Award at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC14), which took place in San Francisco on 24-27 February 2014.

PERICLES: towards model-driven preservation - ICSOFT-EPS 2015 POSTER

This poster was presented by project partner Jean-Yves Vion-Dury of XRCE at ICSOFT 2015 European Project Space (EPS ) on 21 July in Colmar, France. It introduces PERICLES Model-Driven preservation approach.

Designing for inconsistency - The dependency-based PERICLES approach - SW4CH 2015

This paper was presented by project partner Nikolaos Lagos of XRCE at the First International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage (SW4CH 2015) on 8 September at Futuroscope, France. The paper presents one of the key outcomes of the PERICLES FP7 project, the Linked Resource Model, for modelling dependencies as a set of evolving linked resources. The proposed model is evaluated via a domain-specific representation...

SOLAR Space Science Portal - PV 2015

This poster was presented by project partner David De Weerdt (Space Applications) at the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. This poster presents how space science related data use and reuse complications can be tackled with an integrated graph-oriented modeling approach.

Integrating Preservation into experimental workflows for space science - PV 2015

This presentation was delivered by project partner Simon Waddington (King's College London) during the PV 2015 conference held 3-5 November 2015 in Darmstadt (Germany) and organised by EUMETSAT. The presentation introduced PERICLES approach to long term preservation of data and environmental information generated by the SOLAR experiment, being run on the International Space Station. 

An exploration of significance and dependency in the conservation of software-based artworks - AIC 2015

This presentation was delivered by Pip Laurenson at AIC's 43rd Annual Meeting , which took place in Miami, FL on 13-16 May 2015.

Digital preservation activities at Tate, iMAL 2015

Presentation by Anna Henry (Digital preservation Manager, Tate) and John Langdon (Archive Curator, Tate) on the use of ontologies for describing and modelling artworks and their environments

Digital Preservation through a Model-driven Approach and Ecosystem Modelling - DIACHRON final event 2016

This presentation was delivered by Stratos Kontopoulos from project partner CERTH during the final event of EU-funded project DIACHRON, which took place on 24 March 2016 in Athens, Greece.

EU FP7 PERICLES Project - PASIG 2016

This presentation was delivered by Simon Waddington from project partner King's College London at the 2016 digital preservation event run by PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) in Prague, Czech Republic on 9-11 March. http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/agenda

PERICLES Policy Editor - IDCC 2016

This poster was presented by Emanuele Milani from project partner SpaceApps at the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16), which took place in Amsterdam on 22-25 February. The poster introduces PERICLES Policy Editor, a tool to integrate and model policies with the semantic models. One of the anticipated features would be automatic compliance verification.

The Resource Action Language - SEMPER 2016

This paper entitled 'The Resource Action Language: Towards Designing Reactive RDF Stores' was selected as the first of two best papers in the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Mobile and Pervasive Environments ' co-located with ESWC2016 (Anissaras, Greece, 29 May). This paper was presented by Jean-Yves Vion-Dury from project partner XEROX who are involved in WP3 Dependency and change management models...

Digital Preservation Based on Contextualized Dependencies - DocEng2016

This paper was presented at DocEng16 (Vienna, 13-16 September 2016) by Nikolaos Lagos and Jean-Yves Vion-Dury from PERICLES project partner Xerox who are currently leading work in WP3 'Dependency and change management models for digital ecosystems' . The publication is available at http://www.xrce.xerox.com/Research-Development/Publications/2016-031

Dependency modelling for inconsistency management in Digital Preservation – The PERICLES approach - Springer Journal

An extended version of the PERICLES paper presented at SW4CH 2015 by Nikolaos Lagos from project partner XEROX is now available on the Springer Journal "Information Systems Frontiers" at the link below: http://rdcu.be/lmNA This paper presents one of the key outcomes of the PERICLES FP7 project, the Linked Resource Model, for modelling dependencies as a set of evolving linked resources. The adoption of the proposed model...

An ontology supporting planning, analysis, and simulation of evolving Digital Ecosystems - MEDES 2016

This paper introduces the PERICLES model-driven approach for the long-term preservation of digital objects in evolving ecosystems. It describes the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM), an ontology to model those complex digital entities (DEs) and the EcoBuilder tool to support scenario experts in modelling aspects of interests of their DEs with the DEM for further investigation and maintenance. This paper was presented by Johannes...

PERICLES – Digital Preservation through Management of Change in Evolving Ecosystems - EPS book

This paper is based on work of the EU FP7 PERICLES project on digital preservation, and presents some general concepts including the modelling of digital ecosystems, in which abstract representations are used to assess risks to sustainability and support tasks such as appraisal. The paper also offers a description of selected research areas investigated by the project. The paper has been published in the EPS book “The Success of...

Interdisciplinary Discussions about the Conservation of Software-Based Art

This report summarises the outcomes and examines some key questions from the discussions hosted by Tate for the Community of Practice group on Software-based Art Conservation Challenges. The idea for this series of meetings arose from the realisation that managing technical change in software-based art is not only a common concern for practitioners working in the field but also of interest to the research community. A group of...

Deliverables

Initial Report on Preservation Ecosystem Management

This document introduces the concept of a digital ecosystem as an approach to conceptualize digital preservation. In comparison to other approaches the digital ecosystem concept explicitly tries to capture dependencies involving non-technical aspects, in addition to technical ones. In the current version the digital ecosystem is considered to consist of entities which are subject to different kinds of change and which...

Initial Version of Technology Transfer Plan

Investigating the needs of modern preservation and archiving of digital repositories, it quickly becomes obvious that traditional practices and technologies are not cut out to meet the future demands that can easily be anticipated when looking at the fast development of user and technical requirements. Clearly, a new approach is needed to assure that the data generated today is available and useful tomorrow for the next generation...

Specification of Architecture, Components and Design Characteristics

This document describes the PERICLES test-bed architecture, designed to demonstrate concepts, components and test scenarios developed throughout the project. The description will display the high level interaction of semantic, dependency and execution models within PERICLES and how tests using exemplar model implementations can be enacted using the test-beds. The document does not prescribe any definitive “PERICLES...

Semantics for change management

A number of different topics are described in this report, including: extensions to the previous version of the Linked Resource Model (LRM) to take into account dynamic issues and be able to represent change management related concepts; definitions of the different lifecycle stages of resources and corresponding semantics; algorithms that based on the previous notions can perform change propagation within the whole dependency graph...

Data survey and domain ontologies for case studies

Together with deliverable D2.3.1 Functional Requirements and User Descriptions which informs this deliverable, they aim to elucidate the data relevant for the case studies, and their preservation requirements and dependencies. In particular, the data surveys provide an overview of various types of data relevant for the case studies. This overview contains not only a description and typical properties such as the data creator, its...

Linked Resource Model

This document describes the Linked Resource Model (LRM), an OWL ontology that can be used to model dependencies between digital resources and enable the description of evolving digital ecosystems.

Full report on Digital Ecosystem Management

This deliverable describes the results from task 3.5 on two main topics: the functional architecture and the Digital Ecosystem Model.