Access to Digital Cultural Heritage:
Innovative Applications of Automated Metadata Generation


Edited by: Krassimira Ivanova, Milena Dobreva, Peter Stanchev, George Totkov

Authors (in order of appearance): Krassimira Ivanova, Peter Stanchev, George Totkov, Kalina Sotirova, Juliana Peneva, Stanislav Ivanov, Rositza Doneva, Emil Hadjikolev, George Vragov, Elena Somova, Evgenia Velikova, Iliya Mitov, Koen Vanhoof, Benoit Depaire, Dimitar Blagoev

Reviewer: Prof., Dr. Avram Eskenazi

Published by: Plovdiv University Publishing House "Paisii Hilendarski"


ISBN: 978-954-423-722-6
2012, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
First Edition

The main purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the current trends in the field of digitization of cultural heritage as well as to present recent research done within the framework of the project D002-308 funded by Bulgarian National Science Fund. The main contributions of the work presented are in organizing digital content, metadata generation, and methods for enhancing resource discovery.

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Front Pages


Chapter 1: Digitization of Cultural Heritage – Standards, Institutions, Initiatives

Chapter 2: REGATTA – Regional Aggregator of Heterogeneous Cultural Artefacts

Chapter 3: Automated Metadata Extraction from Art Images

Chapter 4: APICAS – Content-Based Image Retrieval in Art Image Collections Utilizing Colour Semantics

Chapter 5: Automatic Metadata Generation and Digital Cultural Heritage