April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Demonstrations: Description

CultureSampo - A Collective Memory of Finnish Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web 2.0

Eero Hyvönen, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Finland

This demo presents the operational SemanticWeb 2.0 application CULTURESAMPO, an ambitious system of creating a collective semantic memory of the cultural heritage of a nation on the Semantic Web 2.0, combining ideas underlying the Semantic Web and the Web 2.0. The system addresses the semantic challenge of aggregating highly heterogeneous, cross-domain cultural heritage into a semantically rich intelligent system for human and machine users. At the same time, CULTURESAMPO is an approach to solve the social and practical Web 2.0 challenge of organizing the underlying collaborative ontology development and content creation work of memory organizations and citizens.

Demonstration: Demonstrations 1 [Close Up]

Keywords: semantic web, web 2.0, ontologies, interoperability, intelligent systems