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1 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Advanced Intelligent Services for Cities with Cultural Heritage Institutions G. Hopmans, P. Braspenning, P. Kruijsen (speaker) University Maastricht, Communications Research & Semiotics Barcelona, February 8 th 2003

2 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems I-MASS introduction IST-funded FP5 project ( )IST-funded FP5 project ( ) –Start January 2001, Finish March 2004 Partners: 3 universities, software house, publisher, 7 content-providersPartners: 3 universities, software house, publisher, 7 content-providers Goals: Provide possibilities to solve interoperability of contentGoals: Provide possibilities to solve interoperability of content 3 prototypes: syntactic interoperability, user interface, semantic interoperability3 prototypes: syntactic interoperability, user interface, semantic interoperability

3 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Place of I-MASS Digital Heritage and Cultural Content (one of the five main areas for research and technological development under Multimedia Content and Tools - Key Action IIIDigital Heritage and Cultural Content (one of the five main areas for research and technological development under Multimedia Content and Tools - Key Action III Technologies and Engineering for Software, Systems and Services (TESSS) is part of the program Essential Technologies and Infrastructures - Key Action IVTechnologies and Engineering for Software, Systems and Services (TESSS) is part of the program Essential Technologies and Infrastructures - Key Action IV

4 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Interoperability of content I-MASS deals with diverse content throughout various heterogeneous systemsI-MASS deals with diverse content throughout various heterogeneous systems This content is to be provided uniform from a user’s point of view, this is done in three steps:This content is to be provided uniform from a user’s point of view, this is done in three steps: –From data source to RDF –From local standard to global schema –Towards full semantic interoperability It uses local (PICA) and global (AAT, DC, CIDOC) standards from heritage institutionsIt uses local (PICA) and global (AAT, DC, CIDOC) standards from heritage institutions

5 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems RDF O.O. KRL XML Interoperability between Applications W3C Semantic Web Interoperability of Content (single application) IMASS RDF Schema DAML-OIL DAML-L XML RDF Unicode TOOLS Data Information Knowledge & Reasoning (AI)Interoperability?

6 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Architecture First prototype (focus on local sources)First prototype (focus on local sources) –Local agents map from database schema to conceptual schema –Uses RQL: a declarative language to query both RDF descriptions and schemas Second prototype (focus on interoperability of containers)Second prototype (focus on interoperability of containers) –Local agents communicate with agents using global schemas (such as CIDOC-CRM) translating between them –Introduces a first version of the graphical user interface Third prototype (focus on semantic interoperability)Third prototype (focus on semantic interoperability) –Utilizes the virtual reference room including reference works like dictionaries and thesauri –Using these, agents cooperate in achieving semantic operability

7 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems INCA-COM INCA stands for INtelligent CASE (computer aided software engineering)INCA stands for INtelligent CASE (computer aided software engineering) INCA-COM defines a Conceptual Object Model to provide a descriptional representation formalismINCA-COM defines a Conceptual Object Model to provide a descriptional representation formalism Basic concepts: intances, sorts and descriptorsBasic concepts: intances, sorts and descriptors Organisational structures: sort hierarchy & part- whole hierarchyOrganisational structures: sort hierarchy & part- whole hierarchy Posibility of an object hierarchy without a common top-node  multiple hierarchiesPosibility of an object hierarchy without a common top-node  multiple hierarchies

8 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems INCA-COM Object has an existence independent of descriptionObject has an existence independent of description Every object is classified with one or more sortsEvery object is classified with one or more sorts In principle sorts have an inten- sional and extensional des- cription, describing respectivelyIn principle sorts have an inten- sional and extensional des- cription, describing respectively –meaning of the sort, and –membership of object instances

9 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems INCA-editor Editor to model cultural domainEditor to model cultural domain Maintain the knowledge landscapeMaintain the knowledge landscape Available online through web-interfaceAvailable online through web-interface –http://www.crs.unimaas.nl/i-mass/kl/

10 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems INCA-editor Advances functionalities:Advances functionalities: –Reification of sorts –Reifications of descriptors –Output in various formats INCA-COMINCA-COM XMLXML RDFRDF … (topic maps, ontology)… (topic maps, ontology) Show INCA-COM editor here

11 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Research Content interoperabilityContent interoperability Agent Technology. Agent support by the use of reference works and different knowledge levels:Agent Technology. Agent support by the use of reference works and different knowledge levels: 1.Concepts & termaccess Classification system 2.Concepts & definitionsaccess Dictionaries 3.Concepts & explanationsaccess Encyclopedias 4.Titlesaccess Bibliography 5.Partial Contentaccess abstract, index 6.Full Contentaccess Objects: paintings, books The additional value of I-MASS is the use of Reference Works.The additional value of I-MASS is the use of Reference Works.

12 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Related projects Budapest Library project, MTA SZTAKIBudapest Library project, MTA SZTAKI Te.S.C.He.t: Cultural Heritage in Tourism, RDF (-Schema)Te.S.C.He.t: Cultural Heritage in Tourism, RDF (-Schema) OntoWeb, the ontologies & content standardsOntoWeb, the ontologies & content standards Not (really) agent based: Harmony projectHarmony project ICS-Forth, C-Web: Ontology Design, Managing RDF metadataICS-Forth, C-Web: Ontology Design, Managing RDF metadata

13 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems Future perspectives Accessing more and more services in the future for Maastricht : hotels, restaurants, traffic, travel information, theatre, cinema, banking rebuilding activitiesAccessing more and more services in the future for Maastricht : hotels, restaurants, traffic, travel information, theatre, cinema, banking rebuilding activities Question: “What (information) services about Cities are missing?Question: “What (information) services about Cities are missing? : Landmarks & Citymarks like churches And MuseumsAnd Museums And LibrariesAnd Libraries

14 Information MAnagement and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agents Systems I-MASS summary Information Management and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agent SystemsInformation Management and interoperability of content for distributed Systems of high volume data repositories through multi agent Systems IST FP IST FP January 2001 – March 2004January 2001 – March INCA-editorINCA-editor –http://www.crs.unimaas.nl/ i-mass/kl/ Project consortium: –University Maastricht –University Siena –University Vienna –Engineering Ingegneria Informatica –Giunti interactive labs –Scuola normale superiore –Instituto e museo di storia della scienza –C.I.S.A. Andrea Palladio –Monumentenhuis Limburg –Gallo-Romeins museum –Limburgs museum –Centre Ceramique


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