RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE: New research project awarded to the Aristotle University and DataScouting

In the framework of the Action “RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE”, which is co-financed by National (*) and EU Funds (**), the proposal titled Exploitation of Cultural Assets with computer-assisted Recognition, Labeling and meta-data Enrichment – ECARLE has been approved.

This project aims to create an innovative information platform to automate the recognition, analysis, labeling and metadata enriching of cultural assets, allowing organizations and libraries to easily create new layers of information on existing digitized documents, improving interoperability and reutilization, optimizing the dissemination to both the general public and the specialized researcher.

The project will also enhance the knowledge that exists in digital form on the “virtual shelves” of cultural organizations through computer science, standards and digital humanities procedures, resulting in an integrated solution that can be employed in Greece or in other countries. The project objective is to develop an integrated Software as a Service (SaaS) implement that can input digitized documents and automatically enrich with XML files compliant with the international standard Text Encoding Initiative.

DataScouting, the SOFTware engineering, Web and Intelligent SystEms (SOFTWISE) Lab of the School of Informatics, the Laboratory of Philology and New Technologies of the School of Philology and the Library and Information Centre of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

(*) National funds: Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 (EPAnEK) and National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)
(**) EU Funds: European Union, European Regional Development Fund


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