Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 3, Sofia: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2013

Preface

Table of Contents

 

John Geske, Peter Stanchev – The Future of the Next-Generation Internet and Possible Applications into Education and Culture Heritage

Abstract. There are several initiatives such as: US Ignite, Software Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow, Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI), Wi-MAX and Internet 2 dealing with the future of the internet. The goal of the paper is to understand the goals, intricacies, and nuances of some of these techniques and show some of the possibilities of next-generation high-speed networking and their applications into education and culture heritage.

Citation: Geske, J., Stanchev, P. (2013) The Future of the Next-Generation Internet and Possible Applications into Education and Culture Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 17-24, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Jiri Rakosnik, Radoslav Pavlov – European Digital Mathematics Library

Abstract. The aim of this paper is to survey the European Digital Mathematics Library project goals and achievements as well as an outlook for sustainable development.

Citation: Rakosnik, J., Pavlov, R. (2013) European Digital Mathematics Library. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 25-34, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Nikola Ikonomov, Boyan Simeonov, Jana Parvanova, Vladimir Alexiev – Europeana Creative. EDM Endpoint. Custom Views

Abstract. The paper discusses the Europeana Creative project which aims to facilitate re-use of cultural heritage metadata and content by the creative industries. The paper focuses on the contribution of Ontotext to the project activities. The Europeana Data Model (EDM) is further discussed as a new proposal for structuring the data that Europeana will ingest, manage and publish. The advantages of using EDM instead of the current ESE metadata set are highlighted. Finally, Ontotext’s EDM Endpoint is presented, based on OWLIM semantic repository and SPARQL query language. A user-friendly RDF view is presented in order to illustrate the possibilities of Forest - an extensible modular user interface framework for creating linked data and semantic web applications.

Citation: Ikonomov, N., Simeonov, B., Parvanova, J., Alexiev, V. (2013) Europeana Creative. EDM Endpoint. Custom Views. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 35-43, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Gábor Kaposi, Tibor Szkaliczki, Zsolt László Márkus, Detelin Luchev, Maxim Goynov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – Mobile Exploring of the Bulgarian Iconography through QR Codes in the GUIDE@HAND Tourist Guide Application

Abstract. The following paper presents an application of QR code marking of digital iconographical collections for their outdoor mobile access and exploring through the GUIDE@HAND audio tourist guide.

Citation: Kaposi, G., Szkaliczki, T., Márkus, Z. L., Luchev, D., Goynov, M., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2013) Mobile Exploring of the Bulgarian Iconography through QR Codes in the GUIDE@HAND Tourist Guide Application. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 44-52, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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H. Kadi, J-P. Perrin – Knowledge-based Virtual Reconstruction of Museum Artifacts

Abstract. Within the framework of heritage preservation, 3D scanning and modeling for heritage documentation has increased significantly in recent years, mainly due to the evolution of laser and image-based techniques, modeling software, powerful computers and virtual reality. 3D laser acquisition constitutes a real development opportunity for 3D modeling based previously on theoretical data. The representation of the object information rely on the knowledge of its historic and theoretical frame to reconstitute a posteriori its previous states. This project proposes an approach dealing with data extraction based on architectural knowledge and Laser statement informing measurements, the whole leading to 3D reconstruction. The experimented Khmer objects are exposed at Guimet museum in Paris. The purpose of this digital modeling meets the need of exploit-able models for simulation projects, prototyping, exhibitions, promoting cultural tourism and particularly for archiving against any likely disaster and as an aided tool for the formulation of virtual museum concept.

Citation: Kadi, H., Perrin, J-P. (2013) Knowledge-based Virtual Reconstruction of Museum Artifacts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 53-62, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Loi Huynh, Peter Stanchev – Virtual Celebrator Machine

Abstract. There has been a huge growth of social network in the recent years. This trend does not only allow us to get connected and share the information in an efficient way, but also reveals some potential beneficial in dealing with several social issues, such as earthquake detection, social spam detection, flu pandemic tracking, media monitoring, etc. In this paper, we propose a new way of utilizing social network. By implementing what is called a Virtual Celebrator Machine (VCM), we are able to let everyone who has connection with this machine in term of social networking be able to share their cultural experience and points of view about certain social events locally or globally. In that way, we provide a way to reinforce the relationship and connection between people virtually, which, we believe, would help to flourish cultural heritage preservation.

Citation: Huynh, L., Stanchev, P. (2013) Virtual Celebrator Machine. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 63-71, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Elena Zaharieva-Stoyanova, Stefan Bozov – Digital Representation of Knitting Patterns in Traditional Costumes

Abstract. The paper presents the application of a CAD system for digital representation of traditional knitting. The CAD system is oriented to hand knitting. As a software application the system is developed by using C# programming language and .NET platform. The paper focuses on the applied side of the software and its usage as a means of representing and storing ethnographic exhibits.

Citation: Zaharieva-Stoyanova, E., Bozov, S. (2013) Digital Representation of Knitting Patterns in Traditional Costumes. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 72-80, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Konstantin Rangochev, Maxim Goinov, Margaret Dimitrova, Iskra Hristova-Shomova – Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Activity, Users, Statistics

Abstract. Encyclopaedia slavica sanctorum (eslavsanct.net) is designed as a complex heterogenous multimedia product. It is part of the project Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Saints and Holy Places in Bulgaria (in electronic and Guthenberg versions). Until 2013, its web-based platform for online management and presentation of structured digital content has been prepared and numerous materials have been input. The platform is developed using the server technologies PHP, MySQL and HTML, JavaScript, CSS on the client side. The search in the e-ESS can be made by different parameters (12, or combinations of parameters), such as saints’ or feasts’ names, type of sainthood, types of texts dedicated to the saints, dates of saints’ commemorations, and several others. Both guests and registered users can search in the e-ESS but the latter have access to much more information including the publications of original sources. The e-platform allows for making statistics of what have been searched and read. The software used for content and access analysis is BI tool QlikView. As an analysis services provider, it is connected to the e-ESS objects repository and tracking services by a preliminary created data warehouse. The data warehouse is updated automatically, achieving real time analytics solution. The paper discusses some of the statistics results of the use of the e-ESS: the activities of the editors, users, and guests, the types of searches, the most often viewed object, such as the date of January 1 and the article on St. Basil the Great which is one of the richest encyclopaedia articles and includes both matadata and original sources published, both from medieval Slavonic manuscripts and popular culture records.

Citation: Rangochev, K., Goinov, M., Dimitrova, M., Hristova-Shomova, I. (2013) Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Activity, Users, Statistics. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 81-90, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Olena Siruk, Ivan Derzhanski – Linguistic Corpora as International Cultural Heritage: The Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Abstract. The paper relates about our ongoing work on the creation of a corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian parallel texts. We discuss some differences in the approaches and the interpretation of some concepts, as well as various problems associated with the construction of our corpus, in particular the occasional ‘nonparallelism’ of original and translated texts. We give examples of the application of the parallel corpus for the study of lexical semantics and note the outstanding role of the corpus in the lexicographic description of Ukrainian and Bulgarian translation equivalents. We draw attention to the importance of creating parallel corpora as objects of national as well as global cultural heritage.

Citation: Siruk, O., Derzhanski, I. (2013) Linguistic Corpora as International Cultural Heritage: The Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 91-98, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Ralitsa Dutsova – Web-application for Presentation of Bulgarian Language Heritage: Bilingual Digital Corpora and Dictionaries

Abstract. The paper describes three software packages – the main components of a soft-ware system for processing and web-presentation of Bulgarian language re-sources – parallel corpora and bilingual dictionaries. The author briefly presents current versions of the core components “Dictionary” and “Corpus” as well as the recently developed component “Connection” that links both “Dictionary” and “Corpus”. The components main functionalities are described as well. Some examples of the usage of the system’s web-applications are included.

Citation: Dutsova, R. (2013) Web-application for Presentation of Bulgarian Language Heritage: Bilingual Digital Corpora and Dictionaries. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 99-108, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Alexandre Camus, Dessislava Paneva-Marinova, Detelin Luchev – Digital Humanities: Challenges of the Transformation of Tools and Objects of Knowledge in Contemporary Humanities

Abstract. This paper aims to sketch some bases for the problematization of digital tools as objects of knowledge for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). Our purpose is to raise some relevant questions about the Digital Humanities (DH) and how SSH and Computer Sciences (CS) can work together to face new challenges. We discuss some tension points and propose a model for SSH and CS collaboration for joint projects in cultural digitization.

Citation: Camus, A., Paneva-Marinova, D., Luchev, D. (2013) Digital Humanities: Challenges of the Transformation of Tools and Objects of Knowledge in Contemporary Humanities. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 109-118, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Nicolas Spyratos, Peter Stanchev, Krasimira Ivanova, Iliya Mitov – Query Enrichment for Image Collections by Reuse of Classification Rules

Abstract. User queries over image collections, based on semantic similarity, can be pro-cessed in several ways. In this paper, we propose to reuse the rules produced by rule-based classifiers in their recognition models as query pattern definitions for searching image collections.

Citation: Spyratos, N., Stanchev, P., Ivanova, K., Mitov, I. (2013) Query Enrichment for Image Collections by Reuse of Classification Rules. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 121-125, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Vladimir Georgiev, Emanuela Mitreva – 3D Environment for Virtual Collections

Abstract. This paper describes a framework for building virtual collections of several digi-tal objects and presenting them in an interactive 3D environment, rendered in a web browser. Using that environment, the website visitor can examine a given collection from a first-person perspective by walking around and inspecting each object in detail by viewing it from any angle. The rendering and visualization of the models is done solely by the web browser with the use of HTML5 and the Three.js JavaScript library, without any additional requirements.

Citation: Georgiev, V., Mitreva, E. (2013) 3D Environment for Virtual Collections. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 126-132, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev – Digitization and 3D Scanning of Historical Artifacts

Abstract. Protection and preservation of our cultural and literary historical and documentary heritage are particularly relevant today. The paper presents methods for creating digital resources of historical artifacts related to the Balkan war. Special attention is paid to the process of 3D scanning of objects. The methodology will be used in building an electronic archive and Virtual Museum.

Citation: Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., Noev, N. (2013) Digitization and 3D Scanning of Historical Artifacts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 133-138, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Eugenia Kovatcheva – Visible and Invisible Bulgarian Heritage

Abstract. This paper dials with presentations of the Bulgarian Cultural and Historical Heritage in the Cyberspace. The study was taking place at the Information management course with bachelor students in Information Technologies, Information Brokerage and Information Security –at the University of Library Studies and In-formation Technologies. The students describe about 300 different objectives – cultural and historical, material and immaterial.

Citation: Kovatcheva, E. (2013) Visible and Invisible Bulgarian Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 139-146, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Nikolay Borisov, Artem Smolin – Virtual Reconstruction of the Ancient Russian Fortress Koporye

Abstract. One of the major strategic tasks in Russia’s northwest of the past centuries was the defense of the country’s territories from enemy incursions coming from the West. In order to solve this task, a robust shield in the form of a system of fortresses was created between the 13th and 15th centuries. The system included such fortresses as Koporye, Yam, Korela, Oreshek, and others. In our age, these monuments have become an essential part of Russia’s historic and cultural heritage and an important element of the tourism cluster “The Silver Ring of Russia.” The Centre of Design and Multimedia at St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, jointly with the Department of History and the Faculty of Arts at St. Petersburg State University, working under a three-year grant from the Russian Foundation for Humanities Research (#12-01-12041), is implementing a multimedia information system “Ancient Fortresses of Russia’s Northwest”. Historically accurate virtual reconstruction of several fortresses as they existed during certain historic periods, done in such a way as to allow the future creation of virtual tours of these sites, has become the focus of this project’s research. In the present paper, we describe the main phases and results of virtual reconstruction of the best-preserved fortress, Koporye.

Citation: Borisov, N., Smolin, A., Stolyarov, D., Shcherbakov, P. (2013) Interactive Multimedia Solutions Developed for the Opening of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 147-152, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Nikolay Borisov, Artem Smolin, Denis Stolyarov, Pavel Shcherbakov – Interactive Multimedia Solutions Developed for the Opening of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre

Abstract. This paper focuses on teamwork by the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (NRU ITMO) and the Aleksandrinsky Theatre in preparation of opening of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The Russian State Pushkin Academy Drama Theatre, also known as the Alexandrinsky Theatre, is the oldest national theatre in Russia. Many famous Russian actors performed on the Alexandrinsky’s stage and many great directors. May 2013 marked the opening of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The theatre complex comprises three buildings: the new stages building, a media center, and the building housing a center of theatre education. Several plays shown simultaneously on multiple stages within the new complex’s buildings constituted the opening gala of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. The works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky were the plays’ unifying theme. NRU ITMO employees developed several interactive theatre project solutions implemented for the opening of the Alexandrinsky Theatre’s New Stage.

Citation: Borisov, N., Smolin, A., Stolyarov, D., Shcherbakov, P. (2013) Interactive Multimedia Solutions Developed for the Opening of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 153-160, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Anelia Krandeva – The Use of the Digital Off-Air Radio Events Archive System EventsBNR in the Bulgarian National Radio

Abstract. The paper describes the use of the system created for Digital off-air radio events archive EventsBNR in the Bulgarian National Radio. The system provides effi-cient application of modern information technologies in radio archiving.

Citation: Krandeva, A. (2013) The Use of the Digital Off-Air Radio Events Archive System EventsBNR in the Bulgarian National Radio. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 161-166, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Georgios Gkoumas, Fotis Lazarinis – Preserving Cultural Heritage Using Open Source Collection Management Tools

Abstract. Open source software (OSS) popularity is growing steadily and many OSS systems could be used to preserve cultural heritage objects. Such solutions give the opportunity to organizations to afford the development of a digital collection. This paper focuses on reviewing two OSS tools, CollectionSpace and the Open Video Digital Library Toolkit and discuss on how these could be used for organizing digital replicas of cultural objects. The features of the software are presented and some examples are given.

Citation: Gkoumas, G., Lazarinis, F. (2013) Preserving Cultural Heritage Using Open Source Collection Management Tools. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 169-175, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Sotiris Georgiou, Fotis Lazarinis – Digitization and Preservation of City Land-marks Using Limited and Free Web Services

Abstract. This paper presents a practical approach for digitizing city landmarks based on free and limited Web resources. The digital replicas are then placed on the Web using popular services, like Google earth, and are accessible to a huge user base. The method is easily applicable and quite valuable to organizations with limited funding.

Citation: Georgiou, S., Lazarinis, F. (2013) Digitization and Preservation of City Land-marks Using Limited and Free Web Services. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 176-182, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Valeria Fol, Oleg Konstantinov – The Odrysian Kingdom – a Concept of an Interactive Multimedia Application for Educational Purposes

Abstract. The presentation of cultural heritage is difficult comprehensive and constantly updated topic. Researchers often focus more on the different techniques to digitize artifacts of cultural heritage. This work focuses on the overall shape and structure of future multimedia application whose specificity is determined by the topic - Odrysian kingdom. Below is presented a concept for structure and content-based information available for individual kings from Odryssae dynasty. Special attention is paid to the presentation of preserved artifacts associated with the reign of specific rulers. The main concept of multimedia application dedicated to the Odrysian kingdom, it is to be used in teaching programs related to cultural heritage and history of antiquity in universities. The aim of designers is that it can be modified easy for use in museums also.

Citation: Fol, V., Konstantinov, O. (2013) The Odrysian Kingdom – a Concept of an Interactive Multimedia Application for Educational Purposes. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 183-188, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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George Vragov, Maria Karadecheva, Petko Georgiev, Rosica Ovcharova – Digital Library of Collections from Cultural Institutions in Plovdiv

Abstract. This report presents the project outcomes for digital presentation of historical artefacts from the region of Plovdiv, related to the Balkan War (1912-1913). The selected collections include digitized periodicals, postcards, photographs, muse-um objects and paintings by Bulgarian artists. Problems related to the digitization, creation, storage and visualization of digital objects from the funds of these cultural institutions are also discussed. The content of this digital library is expected to be completed with other collections at cultural institutions in Plovdiv. The idea is as a next step to integrate the project with the other digital libraries. The project website „Digital library of collections from cultural institutions in Plovdiv” is also presented here - http://plovdivartefacts.com/ .

Citation: Vragov, G., Karadecheva, M., Georgiev, P., Ovcharova, R. (2013) Digital Library of Collections from Cultural Institutions in Plovdiv. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 189-197, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Antoaneta Lessenska, Sabina Aneva – Cataloguing the Slavonic Manuscript Collection of the Plovdiv Public Library – Problems and MARC 21 Solutions

Abstract. The paper presents a standardised scheme for describing the whole Slavonic Manuscript Collection kept at the Plovdiv Public Library. This scheme will be used for generating a structured pool of palaeographic and codicological data with a view to integrating the respective digital objects (digitised copies of the respective manuscripts and metadata, i.e. the descriptions, to them) into a digital content management platform. The experience gained in creating the catalogue of the Plovdiv Library’s Slavonic Manuscripts may be useful when discussing a unified methodology and a scheme for a machine-readable cataloguing of the Bulgarian manuscript collections in general. Besides, the principles of adapting the proposed standard to MARC 21 Bibliographic are enlisted. The template prepared, will be applied in ALEPH 500 and further developed in a related forthcoming activity.

Citation: Lessenska, A., Aneva, S. (2013) Cataloguing the Slavonic Manuscript Collection of the Plovdiv Public Library – Problems and MARC 21 Solutions. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 198-204, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Tsvetanka Boneva, Severina Yorgova – 3D Reconstruction and Digital Visualization of the South of the Royal Palace in Great Preslav

Abstract. The report presents the film 10th century. The South of the Royal Palace in Great Preslav. It consists of two parts – 10th century. The Royal Palace in Great Prelsav. The Square with the Pinnacle and The Ruler’s Lodgings. 3D and virtual reconstructions of an architectural ensemble – part of the Preslav Royal Court unearthed during archaeological researches are used in the film. 3D documentaries have already gained popularity around the world and are well received by both scholars and the public at large. One of the distinguished tourist destinations in Bulgaria is Great Preslav – capital of the mediaeval Bulgarian state and a significant cultural center of the European Southeast in 9th–10th centuries, too. The first part of the film is created with the financial support of America for Bulgaria Foundation and the second – with the funding of Bulgarian National Science Fund at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. A team of almost 20 members worked on the film, including computer specialists, professional actors, and translators in the four main European languages – English, German, French and Russian, Trima Sound Recording Studio. In the first part of the 3D film are shown a segment of the Royal Palace, the square with the water pinnacle and the adjacent buildings – an important structural element of the town-planning of the Preslav Court center in the 10th century. In the second part the accent is the southern part of the Royal Palace in Great Preslav, where the personal residence of the Preslav ruler’s dynasty is situated. The work on the virtual reconstruction was done by Virtual Archaeology club at the Mathematical School, Shumen. Due to the efforts of its members it is now clear how the square in front of the southern gate looked like.

Citation: Boneva, T., Yorgova, S. (2013) 3D Reconstruction and Digital Visualization of the South of the Royal Palace in Great Preslav. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 205-211, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Violina Atanasova, Galina Bogdanova – Digitisation and Presentation of Historical Materials in a Virtual Exhibition ‘The Image of India in Bulgaria: from the late 19th to the late 20th Century'

Abstract. The main contribution of this project is the study of collections of valuable documents related to the image of India in Bulgaria. Digital repositories of selected samples are constructed using modern information technologies. The results are presented in a virtual exhibition ‘The Image of India in Bulgaria: from the late 19th to the late 20th century’.

Citation: Atanasova, V., Bogdanova, G. (2013) Digitisation and Presentation of Historical Materials in a Virtual Exhibition ‘The Image of India in Bulgaria: from the late 19th to the late 20th Century'. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 212-218, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Vyara Koleva – Interactive Visualization of the Building of University of Economics – Varna via 3D Modeling

Abstract. The object of this paper is presenting the University of Economics – Varna, using a 3D model with 3Ds MAX. Created in 1920, May 14, University of Economics - Varna is a cultural institution with a place and style of its own. With the emergence of the three-dimensional modeling we entered a new stage of the evolution of computer graphics. The main target is to preserve the historical vision, to demonstrate forward-thinking and using of future-oriented approaches.

Citation: Koleva, V. (2013) Interactive Visualization of the Building of University of Economics – Varna via 3D Modeling. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 219-226, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Tihomir Stefanov, Milena Stefanova – Mobile Applications for Cultural and Historical Places

Abstract. A review of free applications of smartphones working under the operation sys-tem of Android is made in the paper. The applications present users information about historical and cultural places of interest at travelling. There are three main groups of applications subject of discussion in the paper – world, national and regional. Their abilities, positive and negative characteristics are compares and described. A conclusion can be made that there is a necessity of new application that presents tourists detailed information about the Old capital of Bulgaria.

Citation: Stefanov, T., Stefanova, M. (2013) Mobile Applications for Cultural and Historical Places. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 227-234, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Lilia Pavlova, Lubomil Draganov – Recovering Valuable Artifacts of the Cultural Heritage through Modern Technology and Equipment

Abstract. This paper presents the digital reconstruction of the carving of the iconostasis of the Assumption church in the town of Bansko in its original form, a research project of the Department of Mathematical Linguistics of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Citation: Pavlova, L., Draganov, L. (2013) Recovering Valuable Artifacts of the Cultural Heritage through Modern Technology and Equipment. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 235-240, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Peter Stanchev, Georgi Simeonov – Fourth National Information Day and Workshop: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

Abstract. The paper presents in brief the “2nd Generation Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe” project (http://www.openaire.eu/) and what is done in Bulgaria during the last year in the area of open access to scientific information and data.

Citation: Stanchev, P., Simeonov, G. (2013) Fourth National Information Day and Workshop: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 243-246, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Mariana Prodanova – Workshop: Veliko Tarnovo - European Capital of Culture 2019

Abstract. The proposed event is part of the initiatives promoting Veliko Tarnovo city as a future candidate for European capital of culture for 2019. The workshop is part of the Third international conference on "Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage" - DiPP2013, which is under the patronage of UNESCO.

Citation: Prodanova, M. (2013) Workshop: Veliko Tarnovo - European Capital of Culture 2019. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 247-250, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Plamena Popova – Workshop: E-Books and e-Lending in Libraries – Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract. The proposed event is part of the 2013 program of IFLA (International Federa-tion of Library Association) as well IFLA – CLM Committee on eBooks and e-lending. The proposed event is also part of the activities of a research project with international participation "Copyright Policies of libraries and other cultural insti-tutions” (2012-2014), (financed by National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Min-istry of Education, Youth and Science, Contract № DFNI-K01/0002-21.11.2012).

Citation: Popova, P. (2013) Workshop: E-Books and e-Lending in Libraries – Challenges and Opportunities. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 251, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Jordan Stoikov – Demo: Shield UI JavaScript Chart - A Flexible HTML5 Data Visualization Component

Abstract. Shield UI’s advanced framework for creating rich charts and graphs is the first of a line of data visualization components, giving web developers the power for embedding rich graphics in their web projects with minimum effort. Built with HTML, CSS3 and packaged as a jQuery plugin, the library has full support for legacy and modern desktop web browsers, as well as the latest mobile devices.

Citation: Stoikov, J. (2013) Demo: Shield UI JavaScript Chart - A Flexible HTML5 Data Visualization Component. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 252-253, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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Yordan Shterev – Demo: Using RapidMiner for Text Mining

Abstract. In this demo the basic text mining technologies by using RapidMining have been reviewed. RapidMining basic characteristics and operators of text mining have been described. Text mining example by using Navie Bayes algorithm and process modeling have been revealed.

Citation: Shterev, Y. (2013) Demo: Using RapidMiner for Text Mining. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 3, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2013, pp. 254-256, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online)
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