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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...

Exploring the potential of Information Encapsulation techniques

Information Encapsulation (IE) means the aggregation of information that belongs together. It can be carried out for diverse purposes at many different stages of the information lifetime. In the field of Digital Preservation (DP) the main IE scenario is the aggregation of a Digital Object (DO) with its metadata. IE techniques are usually domain independent, but they can be differentiated based on their features, to find a technique...

Visualizing data to detect semantic change - Interview with Peter Wittek

In 2015 an open-source tool called Somoclu was developed by Peter Wittek from project partner University of Borås as an enabling key tool in PERICLES WP4 to study semantic drifts on scalable data collections, providing content maps in the hundreds for visual analysis. Semantic drift (also often referred to as “semantic change” or “evolving semantics”) is an active and growing area of research that observes...

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...

PERICLES Concept Detection and SALIC

In this blog post we introduce PERICLES Concept Detection (PeriCoDe) , a proof of concept prototype which facilitates image retrieval from large repositories by using the SALIC (Social Active Learning for Image Classification) approach to automatically train concept detectors without requiring significant annotation efforts. This prototype has been developed by the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory (MKLab)...

Videos

PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET)

In this screencast we offer an introduction to PERICLES Extraction Tool (PET), an open source (Apache 2 licensed) Java software for the extraction of significant information from the environment where digital objects are created and modified. More information is available at the PERICLES GitHub page: https://github.com/pericles-project/pet

PERICLES Content Aggregation Tool (PeriCAT)

In this screencast we offer an introduction to PERICLES Content Aggregation Tool (PeriCAT), a framework which provides a set of Information Encapsulation techniques from different domains, and a decision mechanism to determine which of the techniques is the best one to use for a given user scenario. PeriCAT is an open source (Apache 2 license) Java software and can be downloaded from the PERICLES page on GitHub: https://github.com...

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...

An introduction to the Entity Registry Model Repository (ERMR)

In this video we introduce the Entity Registry Model Repository (ERMR), a scalable data management system based on open standards that can be used to store data and capture the provenance of data and workflows. The ERMR was developed by project partner University of Liverpool. As a central building block in the architectural PERICLES framework, the ERMR contributes to the change management approach. The ERMR is available on:...

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...

PRESERVEWARE - a digital preservation hub

In this video, we introduce PRESERVEWARE an open portal for all IT solutions and relevant research dedicated to managing and preserving digital assets over time. PRESERVEWARE was developed by PERICLES project partner DOTSOFT to offer a sustainable digital preservation hub bridging the gap between research, practice and technology. PRESERVEWARE is a community-led platform free for all to browse, discover and contribute with...

Publications

PERICLES - Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics - ESWC-2014

The poster was presented by the project partner ITI / CERTH at the European Project Networking Session at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC-2014) on May 27, 2014 at Anissaras, Crete, Greece.

The PERICLES Extraction Tool: Significant Environment Information Collection to Support Object Reuse - D-Lib magazine

This article on the PERICLES Extraction Tool was published in the January/February 2015 issue of D-Lib magazine, an electronic publication with a focus on digital library research and development, including new technologies, applications, and contextual social and economic issues. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january15/01inbrief.html

IDCC15 - Decision Framework for Information Encapsulation Techniques - POSTER

This poster was presented by the project partner Göttingen State and University Library at the 10th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC15) in London, 9-12 February 2015. It introduced the early work on PERICLES Content Aggregation Tool (PeriCAT), which is still under development and is awaiting publication. The poster and and a demo of the tool was presented during the PERICLES workshop entitled "Automated capture...

The PERICLES Process Compiler - WEBIST 2016

This paper was presented by Noa Campos-Lopez at WEBIST 2016, the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies . This event took place in Rome, Italy on 23-25 April 2016. The full paper entitled " The PERICLES Process Compiler: Linking BPMN Processes into Complex Workflows for Model-Driven Preservation in Evolving Ecosystems" is available in the SCITEPRESS website .

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)....

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...

Studying the Cohesion Evolution of Genes Related to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Using Semantic Similarity in Gene Ontology and Self-Organizing Maps - SWAT4LS 2016

This paper offers an interesting overview on the application of some of PERICLES results in the biomedicine domain. In particular this publication deploys an ontology-based semantic similarity combined with self-organizing maps for studying the temporal evolution of co-hesion among Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) -related genes and the extracted information. More information on the open-source tool Somoclu , which has supported...

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...

SemaDrift: A Protégé Plugin for Measuring Semantic Drift in Ontologies - Drift-a-LOD workshop

This paper was presented by Efstratios Kontopoulos from PERICLES project partner CERTH/IT at the DRIFT-a-LOD workshop (Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data), which took place in Bologna (Italy) on 20 November 2016. This full-day workshop aimed at bringing together different communities that define, identify and manage the dynamics of concepts in their knowledge bases using various...

Deliverables

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...

Initial version of environment information extraction tools

This deliverable will define what constitutes significant environment information, supporting novel approaches for its collection and taking into account a wider scope of collectable information, to improve the information use and reuse, both in the present and in the future. Digital objects (DOs) live in an environment containing a variety of information that can be relevant to their use. In order to take into account all the...

Encapsulation of Environmental Information

This deliverable describes the set of PERICLES sheer curation tools by a framework of information encapsulation techniques which can be used in this context. Along with this deliverable comes the release of PeriCAT on GitHub https://github.com/pericles-project/pericat under Apache v.2 open source license. 

Complete tool suite for Ecosystem Management and Appraisal Processes

This document provides primarily a summary of the tools and approaches developed in support of digital ecosystem management (WP5), as well as reference to tools, models and approaches developed elsewhere in the project, including the project’s functional architecture described in the deliverable D3.5 Full Report on Digital Ecosystem Management.

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

FOSDEM'15, Belgium 31 January & 1 February 2015

FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Taking place in the Brussels (Belgium) on 31 January and 1 February 2015, FOSDEM is widely recognised as the best open source conference in Europe . For more information, please see https://fosdem.org/2015/schedule/track/open_media/

Repository Fringe, 3-4 August 2015

Repository Fringe provides an annual forum for repository administrators, developers/coders, and information professionals to interact and explore the application of innovative technologies including cultural developments (such as research data management principles and open data, social media, altmetrics) to their ongoing repository work in a relaxed and informal environment....

PREFORMA Workshop, Stockholm 7 April 2016

PREFORMA , an EU-funded Pre-Commercial Procurement project, develops three open source conformance checkers that control whether a file complies with standard specifications and with the acceptance criteria of the memory institution. They offer full control of the process of conformity testing of files to be created, migrated and ingested into archives. The workshop will feature keynote presentations by representatives from the...