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Visualizing data to detect semantic change - Interview with Peter Wittek

Visualizing data to detect semantic change - Interview with Peter Wittek
In 2015 an open-source tool called Somoclu was developed by Peter Wittek from project partner University of Borås as an enabling key tool in PERICLES WP4 to study semantic drifts on scalable data collections, providing content maps in the hundreds for visual analysis. Semantic drift (also often referred to as “semantic change” or “evolving semantics”) is an active... Read more >

A brief update from PASIG 2016

A brief update from PASIG 2016
The Preserving and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) 2016 conference was held in the National Library of Technology in the city of Prague from 9th-11 th March ( http://pasig.schk.sk/wordpress/agenda ). There were many interesting talks, and we present here a few highlights particularly related to PERICLES. The Wednesday afternoon focussed on long-term and large-scale data storage... Read more >

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum

Exploring appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in the data continuum
PERICLES was invited by the IDCC to run a workshop on 25 February 2016 as part of the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC16, Amsterdam). We prepared a half-day session on appraisal, quality assurance and risk assessment in relation to the lives of complex digital objects. The workshop was designed to introduce participants to some of the key concepts being explored... Read more >

Back from Budapest

Back from Budapest
The surprisingly high number of European conferences and symposia in the past four months addressing the challenges related to long-term preservation and access to time-based artworks and media, contradicts the disappearance of digital preservation research from the European funding programmes. Within the arts and heritage community, however, it seems that the challenges of LTDP have become... Read more >

How much metadata is too much (and how little is too little)?

How much metadata is too much (and how little is too little)?
How much metadata is too much (and how little is too little)? Practical Preservation and People, December 3rd 2015, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland The DPC metadata event brought together a spirited collection of people from projects and heritage institutions, all interested in seeking an answer to the question posed in the workshop's title: when collecting metadata, how... Read more >