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CultureSampo - Finnish Culture on the Semantic Web 2.0: Thematic Perspectives for the End-user


TitleCultureSampo - Finnish Culture on the Semantic Web 2.0: Thematic Perspectives for the End-user
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHyvönen, E.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2009. Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 15-18, 200
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordscultural heritage, CultureSampo, recommendation system, semantic memory, semantic search, Semantic Web, thematic perspectives, user interfaces, visualization, Web 2.0
Abstract

We present an overview of CultureSampo, an ambitious system for creating a collective semantic memory of the cultural heritage of a nation on the Semantic Web 2.0, combining ideas underlying the Semantic Web and the Web 2.0. The system addresses the semantic Web challenge of aggregating highly heterogeneous, cross-domain cultural heritage collections and other contents into a semantically rich intelligent system for human and machine users. At the same time, CultureSampo is an approach to solving the social and practical Web 2.0 challenge of organizing the underlying collaborative ontology development and content creation work of memory organizations and citizens. This paper focuses on CultureSampo’s search, recommendation, and visualization services for the end-users. The key idea here is to access cultural heritage on the Semantic Web through nine “thematic perspectives”: places on the maps, the social network of cultural persons, timelines, and narrative texts, e.g. biographies and literary works.

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