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Support cultural exchange between diverse regions through virtual exhibitions
Writing at a time (after September 2001) when the cost of cultural conflict is measurable in
economic terms, we suggest that educational as well as cultural exchange programmes
between e.g. Eastern and Western cultures should be fostered.
Foster research into cognitive engines that process artefacts of cultural heritage
autonomously (advanced research programme)
From digitisation to feature recognition (in vision, music, performing arts)
Standard digitisation systems should be augmented for feature recognition to ultimately
enable semi-automatic cataloguing against various description standards.
From feature recognition to symbolic representation
Symbolic representations are abstraction gained from a multitude of recognised features
(therein lies the economy of language). In order to describe artefacts automatically from raw
media (images, voice, music, etc.) systems must be able to aggregate features spaces to
symbolic representations.
From feature recognition to associative reasoning (recognition and partial
interpretation of cultural codes)
Systems need to be able to interpret symbolic abstractions gained from feature spaces in
changing contexts.This requires culturally aware interpretation of interactions between
agents, be they human or machine-based.
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