Posted on Friday November 29, 2019

Updated on Wednesday July 28, 2021

1 September 2019 to 31 August 2022
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Saint George on a Bike

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

main image
Title: Saint George and the Dragon
Creator: Luca Signorelli
Date: 1495 - 1505
Institution: Rijksmuseum
Country: The Netherlands
Public Domain

The main challenge of the project is to understand the meaning of images from the past. It will seek to find relevant, related (but often hidden) information from the context of the creation of the images. This contextual information will be 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 will be exploited to enhance the discoverability and accessibility of the cultural collections available through platforms such as Europeana. It will also be published through European open data portals to facilitate its uptake in other applications. 

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

Learn more about the project:

Project partners

  1. Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

  2. Europeana Foundation, The Netherlands