2011

  • A Case Study for the Development of Methods that Improve the User Engagement with Digital Cultural Heritage Collections.

  • M. Agosti, G. Mariani Canova, N. Orio, C. Ponchia
  • Poster presented at the International Workshop on Multimedia for Cultural Heritage (MM4CH 2011)
  • May 3, 2011, Modena (Italy)
  • Abstract: The aim of this paper is to report the results of an ongoing; project that deals with the exploitation of a digital archive of drawings and illustrations of historic documents for research and educational purposes. A prototype system, called IPSA (Imaginum Patavinae Scientiae Archivum), has been developed and is currently used as a case study to provide innovative tools for researchers and scholars active in the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage. After describing the initial user requirements that motivated the development of IPSA, we focus on the research questions that can be addressed by new system functions and on its extension to additional user groups, including students, experts in other domains, and the general public.
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  • The CULTURA Project: CULTivating Understanding and Research through Adaptivity.

  • M. Agosti, S. Lawless.
  • In PMHR '11 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval, ACM, New York, 2011, 50-54.
  • 6-9 June, 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Abstract: CULTURA will deliver personalisation and community-aware adaptivity for Digital Humanities communities through an innovative environment which is tailored to the investigation, comprehension and enrichment of digital humanities collections. CULTURA seeks to stimulate and support the communities of interest which form around such collections.
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  • Methods of personalising a collection of images using linking annotations.

  • M. Agosti, G. Mariani Canova, N. Orio, C. Ponchia.
  • In PMHR '11 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval, ACM, New York, 2011, 10-17.
  • 6-9 June, 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Abstract: This paper reports the results of an ongoing project that deals with the development of a digital archive of drawings and illustrations of historic documents for research purposes, but also as a tool that can be used to disclose cultural heritage contents to the general public. The digital archive is currently used as a case study to provide innovative tools for researchers and scholars active in the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage. In particular, we investigate the use of linking annotations to express the relations between images. We represent annotations with a hypergraph structure and we exploit this information to personalize the way images are presented to the final users.
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  • PMHR 2011 The First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval.

  • M. Agosti, E. W. De Luca, S. Lawless, J. Leveling.
  • SIGIR Forum, Dec 2011, Vol. 45 N. 2, pp. 94-98.
  • 6-9 June, 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Abstract: The First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval (PMHR 2011) was held on the 6th June 2011 in conjunction with the 22nd ACM conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The aims of PMHR 2011 were to promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas between researchers working on hypertext and adaptive hypertexts, cross lingual information retrieval, personalized search, personalization for the web and hypertexts, and recommender systems. The workshop had a specific focus on research in user modeling and multilingual personalization for hypertext retrieval.
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  • Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval: An Overview.

  • M. Agosti, E. W. De Luca, S. Lawless, J. Leveling
  • In the Proceedings of the First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval (PMHR 2011), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2011, pp. 1-4.
  • 6-9 June, 2011, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • Abstract: The aims of the workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval (PMHR) are twofold: to set the scene in this challenging area, allowing the different communities engaged in related research topics to meet and to determine a program of actions to undertake; to devise a strategy for the evaluation of PMHR systems, which should define the collection of resources to use to evaluate such systems together with the evaluation metrics to use. The workshop results will be of use in the design of personalised tools that can help end-users fully benefit from the use of distributed multilingual hypertext content.
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