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Promoting and Enhancing Reuse of Information throughout the Content Lifecycle taking account of Evolving Semantics

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SuCCESS’16 - First International Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics

SuCCESS’16 - First International Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics
The evolution and change of semantics is central to the objectives of the PERICLES project: semantics relates to our shared understanding of the world around us, and in cases where there is a mismatch, then this can lead to a breakdown in our shared understanding and an inability to communicate and exchange information effectively. A couple of well-known examples might be US versus UK... Read more >

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 >

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 >

Monitoring the semantic drift of index terms by an evolving vector field: a novel experimental approach

Monitoring the semantic drift of index terms by an evolving vector field: a novel experimental approach
The evolution of semantics refers to possible shifts in the interpretation of a concept over time and/or contrasts in its interpretation between user communities, due to linguistic, socio-cultural or psychological factors. In literature, the above phenomenon is covered by expressions like “semantic change”, “semantic shift”, “semantic decay”, and sometimes as “concept drift”,... Read more >

Presenting advanced access related research in PERICLES at QI-14

Presenting advanced access related research in PERICLES at QI-14
The concept of advanced access combines automatic indexing, automatic document categorization, document retrieval and information visualization in digital libraries, and is crucial to any progress in digital preservation (DP). Namely, what would be the point of preserving anything for the future if one had no access to safeguarded content? Lately the temporal aspect of content, its ageing,... Read more >