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

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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...

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...

Back from Budapest

The surprisingly high number of European conferences and symposia in the past four months addressing the challenges related to long-term preservation and access to time-based artworks and media, contradicts the disappearance of digital preservation research from the European funding programmes. Within the arts and heritage community, however, it seems that the challenges of LTDP have become more pressing now that works generated in...

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...

The EcoBuilder - A Tool to Integrate the Digital Ecosystem Model into the PERICLES picture

We are delighted to announce the release of the Digital Ecosystem Model (DEM) and the EcoBuilder , a Java tool to create DEM instances. The DEM is an ontology for modelling the interwoven relations, dependencies, and interactions of entities in digital ecosystems. Digital ecosystems encompass digital objects and their environments including their technical infrastructure, community relations, policies, and processes. The DEM...

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...

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...

Interviews with project partners - Part 2

As we go deeper into the project we continue our series of interviews with project partners ( see part 1 ) by highlighting the key concepts and approaches underpinning our research. If one or more topics caught your interest while watching, please do get in touch with us: info@pericles-project.eu We look forward to hearing your feedback and thoughts!   1. Christine Sauter Question : The research undertaken...

PERICLES Ontology Population tool (PROPheT)

In this short video we introduce PROPheT (PERICLES Ontology Population Tool), a novel instance extraction engine, for locating instances (realisations) of concepts and relations in a Linked Data source, filtering them and subsequently inserting them into a domain ontology. PROPheT offers three types of extraction-related functionalities (instance-based populating, class-based populating and instance enrichment), along with...

The EcoBuilder and Digital Ecosystem Modelling

This is an introduction to the Ecobuilder, a tool for the creation of Digital Ecosystem Models (DEMs) via Java API or via GUI developed by Anna-Grit Eggers with the University of Goettingen (Germany). The DEM is a means to express the network of dependencies, and interactions of entities in digital ecosystems. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under...

PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool

This is an introduction to the PERICLES Technical Appraisal Tool, which was developed by Simon Waddington and Jun Zhang from King's College London with input from other project partners. The tool has been developed within PERICLES, a four-year Integrated Project (2013-2017) funded by the European Union under its Seventh Framework Programme (ICT Call 9). The PERICLES Technical Appraisal tool will be available by 31 March 2017 under...

Publications

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...

An Ontology Design Pattern for Digital Video - WOP2015

This paper was presented by project partner Stratos Kontopoulos (CERTH) at the Workshop on Ontologies and Semantic Web Patterns ( WOP2015 ) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA (11 October 2015), held in conjunction with the International Semantic Web Conference ( ISWC 2015 ). The paper proposes an Ontology Design Pattern ( ODP ) for modelling digital video resources, which was developed in the context of the PERICLES domain ontologies...

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

Ontology-based Representation of Context of Use in Digital Preservation - WHiSe 2016

This paper was presented by Thanos Stavropoulos at WHiSe 2016 , the first workshop on Humanities in the Semantic Web. The workshop took place in Crete on 29 May and was  co-located with the 13th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC).

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...

User-driven Ontology Population from Linked Data Sources - KESW 2016

This paper was presented by Panagiotis Mitzias from project partner CERTH/ITI at the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (KESW 2016), which took place in Prague (Czech Republic) on 21-23 September 2016. The paper presents PROPheT (PeRicles Ontology Population Tool), a novel application that enables instance extraction and ontology population from Linked data, using a user-friendly interface (GUI)....

A Framework for Measuring Semantic Drift in Ontologies - SuCCESS'16

This paper was presented by Efstratios Kontopoulos from PERICLES project partner CERTH/ITI at the 1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics (SuCCESS'16) co-located within SEMANTiCS 2016 (Leipzig, Germany 12-15 September 2016). The full proceedings fo the workshop are available here: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1695/

Taking a long-term perspective - Maintaining digital assets by managing their evolving digital ecosystems

As digital content and its related metadata are generated and used across different phases of the information lifecycle, and in a continually evolving digital environment, the concept of a fixed and stable ‘final’ version that needs to be preserved becomes less appropriate. As well as dealing with technological change and obsolescence, long-term sustainability requires us to address changes in context. Such a changing...

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...

An overview of Semantic Change: Understanding the Phenomenon, Current Trends and Future Research Roadmap

This report results from over a year (2016) of discussions and knowledge sharing within the PERICLES Community of Practice on Evolving Semantics , which brought together a group of researchers and academics interested in the research and application of the area of evolving semantics. The document also touches upon recent research in the area of semantic change, starting with the role of semiotics in identifying semantic...

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...

Deliverables

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...

Modelling Contextualised Semantics

This document summarises the work conducted within task T4.4 of WP4, presenting our proposed models for semantically representing digital content and its respective context – the latter refers to any information coming from the environment of the digital object (DO) that offers better insight into the object’s status, its interrelationships with other content items and information about the object’s context of use.

Events

SW4CH 2015, 8-11 September 2015

SW4CH 2015 is the first International Workshop on Semantic Web for Cultural Heritage bringing together Computer Scientists, and more precisely Data Scientists, involved in Semantic Web solutions for Cultural Heritage. The goal is to exchange experiences, build a state of the art of realizations and challenges and reuse and adapt solutions that have been proposed in other domains. This workshop is run in Conjunction with 19th...