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Foster collaboration between ICH and FP6 Knowledge Technologies
In future R&D programmes, CH applications should become testbeds for innovative
knowledge technologies. the recent emphasis on ICH Intelligent Cultural Heritage
has been an important step towards the inclusion of knowledge technologies in CH.To
further ensure this kind of cross-fertilisation, the CH RTD programme should be
compatible with the proposed work programme for RTD in knowledge technologies
(see PCM-9, Programme Consultation Meeting, Brussels, 27th April, 2001). At the
top-level, the key challenges as identified by PCM-9 apply for C/H as well:
usability of knowledge systems,
content as knowledge (the transformation of multimedia content into knowledge),
standards and interoperability,
knowledge communities and knowledge portals.
Apply knowledge life cycle themes to the CH domain
Future R&D projects should address the following key areas for Knowledge Technologies
(R. Studer, Karlsruhe): knowledge extraction; knowledge maintenance; knowledge mana-
gement; knowledge presentation. For the CH domain, it is recommended that project
proposals demonstrate particular awareness of the processes leading from extraction to
maintenance, from maintenance to (active) management, and from management to
presentation.
Combine research on knowledge interfaces with CH applications
In line with proposals by Missikoff (IASI-CNR, Rome), future R&D projects should
address:
interoperation / communication between "neighbouring" knowledge communities
(e.g. archives, libraries, museums addressing "similar" topics with their collections);
interaction between humans and devices (HDI);
human-to-human interaction (HHI) using knowledge based systems.The fourth
line proposed (automatic configuration for casual device-to-device interaction) is
probably not immediately relevant for applications in the C/H domain, except
perhaps when combined with multi-lingual services (e.g. as multi-lingual guides
in ALMs).
Include language technologies with knowledge-based CH applications
In line with a proposal by Uszkoreit (DFKI, Germany) for combining language and
knowledge technologies, future R&D projects in CH could address:
knowledge discovery from written sources (natural language analysis for semantic
classification);
natural language fragments for knowledge sharing and corporate memories
(e.g. multi-lingual, restricted natural language interfaces to classification schemes;
multi-lingual analysis and semantic classification for cross-lingual knowledge
management; natural language understanding and generation for natural
interactivity with partly automated collection management systems.
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