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MIMO-DB: MIMO Aggregator BackOffice - The MIMO-DB was developed as part of the MIMO Project (Musical Instrument Museums Online). This service is used by all partners to monitor the harvesting and enrichment of their metadata. It allows for multilingual search. The MIMO-DB is a professional front-end to an XML database using the new LIDO museum metadata model.
- OAI harvesting management
- metadata enrichment before ingestion, i.e. linking automation to
- instrument keywords
- instrument makers authorities
- geographical locations using Geonames
- enrichment ‘monitoring' using reports
- search and retrieval of LIDO-based musical instruments records
See the MIMO-DB prototype.
For more information, or to give feedback, please contact: Rodolphe Bailly.
EuropeanaConnect Gazetteer - A rich data resource including over 9m geographic names, co-ordinates, and boundaries.
The EuropeanaConnect Gazetteer is a Geographical Information Service (GIS). This rich data resource gives service providers access to over 9 million geographic names, co-ordinates, and boundaries.
By enriching Europeana's metadata with these geographic references, it is possible to identify features such as continents, countries, cities, monuments and rivers contained in the objects on Europeana. The service also has a multilingual aspect. Users can search for a single term such as ‘London' and retrieve results for objects marked with ‘Londres' or ‘Londyn'.
Information in the EuropeanaConnect Gazetteer has been collected from free data sources, which means there are no legal constraints to its use and re-use. Information from additional data sources is also continuously integrated, ensuring the service is kept up to date.
See the prototype: The Europeana Gazetteer Prototype
For more information, or to give feedback, please contact: André Soares and Gilberto Pedrosa.
EuropeanaConnect Geoparser - A tool to extract place names from text.
This tool works with the EuropeanaConnect Gazetteer.
EuropeanaConnect Geoparser enables users to enter unstructured or partially-structured text such as metadata records and then receive a list of geographic features that are referred to in them. The results can be returned as XML or HTML.
See the prototype: The EuropeanaConnect Geoparser Prototype
For more information, or to give feedback, please contact: Nuno Freire.
MyStoryPlayer - MyStoryPlayer is an audiovisual annotation tool developed by the project ECLAP, the e-library for performing arts.
This tool has been developed to offer new possibilities for educational and ‘infotainment' purposes.
MyStoryPlayer allows a user to interact with multimedia objects by annotating them with other audiovisual objects through temporal and logical relationships. A user can therefore connect different multimedia resources around a topic or an event by creating explicit relationships between them and play them synchronously within the same interface.
Each annotation created within the tool contains:
- a text description, as in any other annotation tools
- a link between two different media , which are related through a time relation.
The user can annotate an object using a resource as a whole (e.g. an image) or by using only a part of this resource (e.g. few minutes of a video).
Once an object has been completely annotated, the user can play the different media in parallel and start comparison work. The users can play several related annotations, creating their own story by navigating among them. The stories are personal experiences that can be shared among users. This is very interesting and useful for educational purpose and for leisure.
MyStoryPlayer is based on a semantic database using a RDF ontology and can be used as a web application.
Videos providing more details on the tool can be played on ECLAP at:
- VIDEO DEMONSTRATING HOW TO NAVIGATE in the MyStoryPlayer stand alone.
- VIDEO DEMONSTRATING HOW TO CREATE an annotation.
For more information, or to give feedback, please contact Paolo Nesi
Stanbol is designed to provide semantic services for existing content management systems. It offers the following features:
- Content enhancement services that add semantic information to ‘non-semantic' pieces of content.
- Reasoning services that produce additional semantic information about the content based on the data retrieved via content enhancement.
- Knowledge model services that are used to define and manipulate the data models (e.g., ontologies) for storing the semantic information.
- Persistence services that store (or cache) semantic data (enhanced content, entities, facts) and make it searchable.
Two prototypes using the Europeana data are available
To use this demo, enter some texts in the Stanbol Enhancer input frame. The text will be linked with the labels of pictures available from the Austrian National Library (ONB). The linking is based on the dataset from the ONB available in the Europeana Linked Open Data pilot
Note that the demo only works with German text. As examples you can use the following texts:
The Hallo tool has been developed by the team responsible for VIE(Vienna IKS Editables – a Java library). This demo uses text written in a HTML5 Rich Text Editor, where users can accept suggested annotations, triggering the insertion of pictures below the editable region.
You first have to click on the text and then on the ‘annotate' icon. Click on one of the underlined word and choose your reference from Europeana. The image selected will bring you to the corresponding record on http://www.europeana.eu
For more information, or to give feedback, please contact Rupert Westenthaler.