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  • Roadmap from ESEPaths to EDMPaths

    7 Feb 14

    Aitor Soroa, Eneko Agirre and Arantxa Otegi of PATHS have worked with Antoine Isaac of Europeana to propose a way of representing PATHS semantic enrichments in EDM (the Europeana Data Model).

  • PATHS @ *SEM 2013

    5 Feb 14
    Eneko Agirre presenting at *SEM 2013

    Eneko Agirre and Aitor Gonzalez-Agirre participated in *SEM 2013: The Second Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics held in Atlanta, USA on June 13-14 2013, and the 2013 edition of the SemEval workshop series.

  • Future plans

    3 Feb 14

    PATHS has released a report which sets out the findings of a study amongst the Europeana community, considers the market potential for the knowledge, research results, software, services and methodologies produced by the PATHS project and proposes strategies for sustainability and exploitation.

  • PATHS final report

    31 Jan 14

    Throughout the three years of the project PATHS has researched, developed and evaluated techniques to improve the presentation of digital library content to end users.  The team have worked to develop understanding of user profiles, needs and requirements and to bring this user focus into the development cycle. 
    One of the major achievements of the Paths project has been to demonstrate the practical benefits and technical feasibility of enriching the metadata for cultural heritage collections as a means of improving content retrieval, supporting innovative discovery and exploitation.  This addresses a critical issue for cultural heritage institutions across Europe who hold vast quantities of quality content in digital libraries that are currently never found unless explicitly sought. Positive feedback from users involved in the evaluation of the PATHS prototypes confirmed that the project achieved its objective of developing tools that add value to digital libraries and enrich user experiences. The interactivity offered by PATHS tools and the potential for expert and non-expert users to use content to create narratives, tell stories and make personal collections has the potential to have real impact on the development of the next generation of cultural heritage services.

  • PATHS on iPAD

    31 Jan 14
    iPAD screen showing the PATHS app icon

    The objective of PATHS has been to establish a flexible system architecture that allows the investigation of functionalities supporting exploration and discovery in cultural heritage collections. The initial deployment of PATHS focused on browser-based applications on desktops. To demonstrate the flexibility of the PATHS api, the project developed a version of the application for use on iPADs.

  • PATHS documentation

    30 Jan 14

    A report providing an overview of the PATHS system including hardware, software, applications and interfaces, details about the development process itself and comprehensive data model and API documentation is now available online.

  • PATHS field trials

    30 Jan 14

    The report presenting the results of field trials of the second PATHS prototype and iPAD application is now available.  The report completes a programme of user evaluation that began with the PATHS first prototype.

  • User Evaluation report published

    30 Jan 14

    The report presenting the results of evaluation of the second PATHS prototype is now available.  The report forms part of a programme of user evaluation that began with the PATHS first prototype whose results have been central to the development of the PATHS system.

  • Europeana 1914-1918

    29 Jan 14
    1914 map of Europe

    Foto: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK / Fotostelle

    The Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, G√ľnter Winands, launched Europeana 1914-1918 on the 28th January in Berlin.  This is a major new collection of original material about the First World War and shows the tragedy that shaped Europe from different sides of the conflict.

  • PATHSenrich

    29 Jan 14

    PATHSenrich is a web service prototype developed by the PATHS project that allows independent content providers to enrich their cultural heritage at item level.  The prototype has been made available in the Europeana Thought Lab for the Europeana developer community to use.

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