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the University of Patras are leading the
IST project BALKANET: Design and
Development of a Multilingual Balkan
WordNet. BALKANET (http://www.ceid.
upatras.gr/Balkanet/) will develop a multi-
lingual lexical database comprising an indi-
vidual WordNet for each Balkan language,
and attempt to represent the semantic rela-
tions between words in each language,
linking them together to form an online
multilingual semantic network. Semantic
relations will be classified in each individ-
ual WordNet according to a shared ontol-
ogy. BALKANET is an excellent
opportunity to explore less-studied Balkan
languages, and to combine and compare
them cross-linguistically.
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XODUS S.A. is the coordinator
of the eContent project M-Guide:
Cultural Location Based Information
Services. M-Guide (http://www.exodus.
gr/m-guide/) will develop and deploy a
system for providing location-based infor-
mation services for the cities of Athens
(GR) and Turku (FI). Information content
will consist mainly of tourist information
on specific monuments and sights of
downtown areas, neighbouring informa-
tion and public services hot spots. M-
Guide services will be provided using
existing GSM +/2.5 G mobile technology.
T
he Foundation of the Hellenic World
(FHW, http://www.fhw.gr/) partici-
pates in the IST thematic network art-
nouveau
: on the Transition to the Digital
Era of Arts and Culture. The network has
been established as a platform for infor-
mation exchange and discussion on
opportunities for advanced information
technologies in the artistic and cultural
application domains. The FHW con-
tributes to the network its wide experi-
ence in the use of state-of-the-art
information and computer technology in
the research, awareness and understanding
of Hellenic history and culture.
integration within cultural institutions.The
Workshop, entitled `Practice of Knowledge
Sharing', will be held in Heraklion, Crete,
on 20-22 April 2004.The deadline for
submission of papers, presentations and
position statements is 30 January 2004.
Interested participants are invited to attend
the CIDOC CRM Special Interest Group
working meeting that will take place on
the third day of the Workshop.
T
he Centre for Cultural Informatics is
part of the Information Systems
Laboratory at the Foundation for Research
and Technology Hellas (FORTH).The
Centre pursues a comprehensive, cross-dis-
ciplinary approach to supporting the entire
lifecycle of cultural information and docu-
mentation procedures for the benefit of
the preservation, study and promotion of
cultural heritage.
INTRODUCTION TO KEY PLAYERS AND
PROJECTS
T
he Informatics and Telematics Institute
(ITI, http://www.iti.gr/) and the
Centre of Research and Technology Hellas
(CERTH) are key participants in REACH:
New Forms of Distributed Organisation
and Access to Cultural Heritage, a project
funded by the General Secretariat for
Research and Technology (GSRT,
http://www.gsrt.gr/).The objective of
REACH is the development of a system of
unified access to, and management of,
information concerning the Hellenic
Cultural Heritage.This system will inter-
connect all the Greek databases of cultural
content, offer a central point of access to
existing, scattered collections, and promote
the worldwide study of the Hellenic
Cultural Heritage. REACH complements
the extensive nationwide effort of digitisa-
tion of collections under way in the CUL-
TURE Sector of National Priority.
T
he Research Academic Computer
Technology Institute (CTI,
http://www.cti.gr/) Research Unit 2 and
musical analysis and listening based on two
perspectives (electro-acoustic music and
the Set Theory).
Y
ou can find the complete programme
of Résonances 2002 and 2003,
including biographies and abstracts, on
http://resonances.ircam.fr. Provisional
themes for 2004 are Improvisation and
Interpretation, and planned events already
include:
ˇ Computer Music Days (JIM 2004)
ˇ Symposium on interpretation analysis
ˇ International workshop on
Improvisation
ˇ International conference on Sound
Design
ˇ 10th anniversary of the Electronic Music
Foundation.
Résonances 2004 will run from 13-22
October.
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PRACTICE OF KNOWLEDGE SHARING'
WORKSHOP
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he CIDOC CRM Special Interest
Group (http://cidoc.ics.forth.gr/) and
the Centre for Cultural Informatics at
ICS-FORTH (http://www.ics.forth.
gr/isl/cci.html) have announced a three-
day International Workshop designed to
bring together researchers and practitioners
in information provision and exchange,
with the goal of presenting and discussing
knowledge sharing among museums,
libraries and archives, and information