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Swiss Art Research Infrastructure (SARI)

[Cancelled] Building up the digital lingua franca for Cultural Heritage. Modelling creative processes

Dr. Georg Bruseker
- SARI-Research Fellow / DSI-Research Fellow
- formerly Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)

A fundamental element to consider in a critical assessment of the digital shift underway in society is to understand the potentials and pitfalls of structured data for different domains. Structured data ubiquitously underlies life and transactions in a digital society. In the domain of cultural heritage (CH), in particular, it increasingly forms the medium into which we express the repository of our cultural and historical knowledge. Researchers and professionals generate large volumes of analytic data as part of their everyday practice. Providing the tools to make this data open and expressive has the potential to enable researchers to do their work in a more connected and collaborative way which will be sustainable into the future. Failing to provide such tools may not only create difficulties for research today but also undermine the ability to build on today’s research in the future. This talk will look at efforts in cultural heritage to build semantic data models to create a supportive collaborative framework of sustainable structured data. In particular it will look at the means and methods used in the course of this DSI fellowship to develop a model for describing creative processes in CH, as well as the resultant model. Finally, it will look at how the first generation of semantic data modelling and research might be carried forward to make the semantic modelling approach tractable and functional to researchers in their everyday work.


Wednesday, March 4th 2020, 17:15 – 18:15 (CANCELLED)

SOC-E-010 (Rämistrasse 69, 8001 Zurich)