Digital libraries serve as the World Wide Web infrastructure for collecting and managing digital objects. Despite their many capabilities, they often appear with several weaknesses. Till recently, the main requisite when integrating diverse resources was to achieve syntactic interoperability. But this is not enough, especially in a more knowledge-intensive world, where a number of powerful techniques offered by the today’s Semantic Web promise knowledge retrieval instead of mere data exchange. Hence, the most essential component in the process of disseminating and integrating large digital cultural collections is to consider, and not to overlook, the semantics of the underlying content. In particular, Semantic Web reasoning over data has been proven a powerful tool in knowledge management and acquisition.
The aim of this workshop is exactly to look deeper into the problems that cultural heritage institutions and Semantic Web researchers face in their effort to produce knowledge-intensive and globally accessible digital collections. Through proposed techniques, tools, case studies, comparisons and extensive discussions we seek for valuable and innovative solutions to some of these open problems. Best practices and standards, data models and representation methods, efficient implementation tools and techniques, search and retrieval mechanisms, evaluation techniques, often raise arguable issues that worth further investigation.
Official Website: http://swig.hpclab.ceid.upatras.gr/SWARCH-DL
Added by NCPTT on June 16, 2010