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


From Semantics of Change to Change of Semantics

On 19 May 2015 PERICLES partners ran a half day workshop devoted to the importance of dependency drifts in digital preservation and covered four interlocking research areas:

  1. the design of a OWL ontology called LRM (Linked Resource Model) to describe change and dependencies in evolving digital ecosystems on a high level;
  2. the application of the LRM to the representation of domain-specific knowledge, and the principle of "ontology evolution" for the measurement of semantic drift in collections;
  3. the visualization of evolving semantics using the methaphor of physical fields (ie. using vector field instead of a vector space to model drifting document content and index term meaning);
  4. the significance of long-term digital preservation in the space science domain and the B.USOC case study.

The sessions have been recorded and can be viewed here:

Introduction to PERICLES and the topic

Mark Hedges, Director of Centre for e-Research, Kings College London


LRM: a formal ontology for describing changes and reasoning on dependencies.

Jean-Yves Vion-Dury – Senior Scientist at Xerox Research Centre Europe.


Domain-specific ontological representations and ontology evolution

Stratos Kontopoulos – Post-doctoral researcher on semantic technologies and AI at CERTH/ITI, Greece


A field approach to the semantic drift

Sándor Darányi – Professor in Library and Information Science, University of Borås


The future life of solar spectral irradiance monitored in space, its significance for climate and the PERICLES role in preserving and distributing it

Christian Muller – B.USOC knowledge management, Belgium

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