The project aims at developing a crowdsourcing platform that will enable citizens to transcribe and enrich cultural heritage material from Europeana Collections and national aggregator portals.
The Enrich Europeana platform will make it possible for users to transcribe and enrich a wide variety of digital heritage collections. The semantic enrichment (i.e. user annotations) will be added to the original resources in Europeana Collections and in aggregators’ or content providers’ portals.
An enrichment campaign organised within the scope of the project will concentrate on handwritten cultural heritage objects (e.g. letters, notes, diaries etc.), however specialised support for the enrichment of other cultural heritage material will be provided within the crowdsourcing platform.
A reliable data-exchange infrastructure will be produced with specialised interfaces for selection, import, enrichment and ingestion of data from and into European digital heritage collections. Furthermore, the semantic enrichment of transcribed text will be achieved by incorporating natural language processing, named entity recognition, machine translation and manual validation; while the adoption of IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) and web annotation standards will help to accomplish interoperability and enhanced visualisation of those enrichments.
In this way, the project aims to promote a deeper engagement, understanding and access to European digital cultural heritage, with a positive impact for European citizens, educational and research institutions alike.
Co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
Facts & Files, Germany
Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands
NET7 S.r.l, Italy
Biblioteca Judeteana "Octavian Goga" Cluj, Romania
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Austria
Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland