Symposium on
Digital Semantic Content across Cultures

Paris, the Louvre
4-5 May, 2006


The Symposium on Digital Semantic Content across Cultures was organized on May 4-5, 2006 in the Louvre in Paris, France by Association Franco-finlandaise pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (Suomalais-ranskalainen teknistieteellinen seura), Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) - Media Technology, Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo), University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF), VTT, France Telecom, L'ambassade de France en Finlande, Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society, XML Finland Association, Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Nokia and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Presentations and Material


Thursday, May 4

Chairman, Francis Jutand (FR) GET and AFFRST

Symposium Opening

Charles Murto (FI) HE Ambassador of Finland

Finnish-French Co-operation in Culture Welcome to the Symposium
[in French] [in Finnish]

Pekka Silvennoinen (FI) VTT and AFFRST

AFFRST – the French view AFFRST – the Finnish view

Keynote Opening Talks

Francine Mariani-Ducray (FR) Directeur des Musées de France

The Use of New Technologies in French Museums

Agnès Saal (FR) General Director National Library of France

Vers la Bibliothèque Numérique Européenne

Kai Ekholm (FI) General Director National Library of Finland

The Road to a Digital Nation. A Framework to Sharing our Skills

Chairman, Pekka Silvennoinen (FI) VTT and AFFRST

Semantic Web and Content Digitization

Elina Heikka, Riikka Haapalainen (FI) Finnish National Gallery

Art in Contexts. National Digitization and Content Production Project

Christian Lahanier , Geneviève Aitken (FR) C2RMF

Development of Digitization Techniques for Research Management of High Definition Digital Images, Scientific Reports, and Analysis for Conservation-restoration

Eero Hyvönen (FI) TKK Media Technology and University of Helsinki

Towards a National Finnish Semantic Web Infrastructure for eCulture

Patrick Constant (FR) Pertimm / Systal

PERTIMM, a Semantic Motor Engine

Anne Ihalmo, Riitta Kuusikko (FI) Rovaniemi Art Museum and University of Lapland

eLibrary and eCulture without Borders. Results from Digmo and Digmore Projects

Chairman, Christian Lahanier (FR) C2RMF

Ontologies and Multilingual Access

Tomi Kauppinen, Eero Hyvönen (FI) University of Helsinki and TKK Media Technology

Spatio-temporal Semantic Modeling of Historical Content

Patrick Leboeuf (FR) Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Using an Ontology-driven System to Integrate Museum Information and Library Information

Tanja Pursiainen (FI) University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute

The Use of Machine Translation in the Russian Language Information Retrieval. Case RUSSIA Info

Ruven Pillay (FR) C2RMF

The EROS-2006 Platform (European Research Open System), for Multilingual Access and Retrieval

Patrick Gallinari (FR) LIP6, CNRS

Machine Learning for Textual and Multimedia Information Access

Friday, May 5

Chairman, Marie Aronson (FR) French Embassy in Finland

Keynote Talks

Ora Lassila (FI) Nokia Research Center Cambridge

Sharing Meaning Between Systems, Devices, Users and Culture

Jean Ferré, Sinéqua (FR) Sinequa

Multimedia search and navigation engines: Why semantic and linguistic technologies make a difference. Examples: Audiosurf (search on voice) / Le Monde (Newspaper) / Wikio (blogs and communities)

Chairman, Bernard Merialdo (FR) EURECOM

Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval

Bruno Bachimont (FR) Université Technologique de Compiègne, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel

From Archive Broadcasting to Web-based Archive Services: Examples from INA

Tuukka Ruotsalo, Thomas Häggström, Eero Hyvönen (FI) University of Helsinki and TKK Media Technology

Gaining Insight into Cultural Heritage by Using Event Descriptions to Link Heterogeneous Content Types

Jean-François Marcotorchino (FR) Thalès communication and University Paris VI

The Central Role Played by Automatic Extraction, Data Fusion, and Analysis in the Domain of Information Mastering

Lily Díaz-Kommonen (FI) University of Art and Design Helsinki, Media Lab
Henrik Haggren (FI) Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Institute for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Semantic Descriptions of Digital Surrogates

Chairman, Eero Hyvönen (FI) TKK Media Technology

Case Studies

Francis Schmitt (FR) ENST Paris

Indexation and 3D-Modeling Developed in SCULPTEUR Project
[Link] [Article] [Article]

Herkko Hietanen (FI) Lappeenranta University of Technology and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)
Melanie Dulong de Rosna (FR) CERSA CNRS/University Paris II

Creative Commons and Legal Metadata

Sari Vainikainen, Asta Bäck, Magnus Melin, Pirjo Näkki (FI) VTT Media and Internet

Semantic MediaApplication with User Created Content to Enhance Enjoying Cultural Heritage

Sophie Aubin, Julien Derivière, Thierry Hamon, Adeline Nazarenko, Thierry Poibeau, Davy Weissenbacher (FR) LIPN

ALVIS: A Robust Linguistic Infrastructure for Efficient Semantic Content Analysis

Arto Saraniva, Barnabas Szasz (FI) Artio Ltd

Cultural Heritage on the Semantic Web - the Museum24 project

Mika Nyman (FI) Synapse Computing Ltd

Action-oriented Modeling and Narrative Patterns. Creating Culture Related Content on the Semantic Web. Case Study: Semantic Web Service of Church Art and Architecture