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Saint George on a Bike

This Generic Service project aimed to improve the quality and quantity of open metadata associated with imagery from European cultural heritage. It especially aimed to address the challenge of endowing AI with insights into culture, symbols and traditions.

Posted on Friday November 29, 2019

Updated on Tuesday May 16, 2023

1 September 2019 to 28 February 2023
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Saint George fighting a dragon
Saint George and the Dragon
Luca Signorelli
1495 - 1505
The Netherlands

About the project

The main challenge of the project was to understand the meaning of images from the past. It sought to find relevant, related (but often hidden) information from the context of the creation of the images. This contextual information was employed by AI content analysis technology (natural language processing, neural networks) deployed on a high-performance computing infrastructure so as to provide a scalable metadata enrichment service for visual cultural content. The enriched metadata produced by the service was exploited to enhance the discoverability and accessibility of the cultural collections available through platforms such as Europeana. It was published through European open data portals to facilitate its uptake in other applications. 

This project was a Public Open Data Generic Services project, co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union.

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Project partners

  1. Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

  2. Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands

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