Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 6, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2016

Preface

Table of Contents

 

Natalia Manola – e-Infrastructures: The starting blocks for Open Science and Innovation. The OpenAIRE case

Abstract. There is an emerging consensus among the members of the academic research community that eScience practices should be congruent with Open Science, which essentially facilitates multi-disciplinary collaboration and data sharing and re-use, entailing Open and Shared Access to research data, data services, tools, analyses, and methods. This short paper presents the key characteristics of a sustainable open science e-Infrastructure as gained from six years of operation of OpenAIRE, a key EU e-Infrastructure on scholarly communication. presented.

Title: e-Infrastructures: The starting blocks for Open Science and Innovation

Authors: Natalia Manola

Research Associate, Athena Research and Innovation Centre; Managing director of OpenAIRE

Keywords: open science, infrastructures, open access policies, text and data mining licenses

Received: June 12, 2016 Reviewed: June 26, 2016 Final Accepted: July 02, 2016

Citation: Manola, N. (2016), e-Infrastructures: The starting blocks for Open Science and Innovation. The OpenAIRE case. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 19-28, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Jirí Rákosník, Peter Stanchev, Radoslav Pavlov – European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. Current State and Future Plans

Abstract. EuDML makes the mathematics literature available online in the form of an enduring digital collection, developed and maintained by a network of institutions. EuDML is currently indexing more than 257 000 items across 14 collections. The current state and future plans are presented.

Title: European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. Current State and Future Plans

Authors: Jiří Rákosník1, Peter Stanchev2,3, Radoslav Pavlov2

1 Institute of Mathematics CAS, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria
3 Kettering University, Flint, USA

rakosnik @ math.cas.cz, pstanche @ kettering.edu, radko @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Digital mathematics libraries, EuDML, EuDML Initiative, GDML

Received: June 06, 2016. Reviewed: June 13, 2016. Final Accepted: June 19, 2016.

Citation: Rákosník, J., Stanchev, P., Pavlov, R. (2016), European Digital Mathematics Library EuDML. Current State and Future Plans. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 29-36, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Panos Constantopoulos – Leveraging Digital Cultural Memories

Abstract. The penetration of ICT in the management and study of material culture and the emergence of digital cultural repositories and linked cultural data in particular are expected to enable new paths in humanities research and new approaches to cultural heritage. Success is contingent upon securing information trustworthiness, long-term preservation, and the ability to re-use, re-combine and re-interpret digital content. In this perspective, we review the use in the cultural heritage domain of digital curation and curation-aware repository systems; achieving semantic interoperability through ontologies; explicitly addressing contextual issues of cultural heritage and humanities information; and the services of digital research infrastructures.

Title: Leveraging Digital Cultural Memories

Authors: Panos Constantopoulos

Athens University of Economics and Business, and Athena Research Centre

Received: June 14, 2016. Reviewed: June 21, 2016. Final Accepted: June 26, 2016.

Citation: Constantopoulos, P. (2016), Leveraging Digital Cultural Memories. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 37-42, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Gita Senka – Experiment with Digital Technology in Arts and Culture, the Case of Latvia

Abstract. Accessibility of Latvian cultural heritage to the public via digital environment is a major challenge for the cultural sector, where the priorities are effective digital stock management and long-term preservation of the cultural content, ensuring widespread online availability. Current situation with availability of Latvian cultural content and services in the digital environment does not contribute to the appropriate cultural institutions’ activities within information society conditions. In order to solve the situation, there are several successful projects, which can be taken as a basis and best practice tools for further digitization process, where the main challenges are copyright issues, technological follow-up and development of user-attractive digital products for all audiences, particularly educational and science sector.

Title: Experiment with Digital Technology in Arts and Culture, the Case of Latvia

Authors: Gita Senka

Latvia Culture College at Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga, Latvia

gita.senka @ lkk.gov.lv

Keywords: arts digitization, culture industries

Received: June 02, 2016. Reviewed: June 17, 2016. Final Accepted: June 23, 2016.

Citation: Senka, G. (2016), Experiment with Digital Technology in Arts and Culture, the Case of Latvia. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 43-48, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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K. Stefanov, B. Bontchev, P. Boytchev, A. Georgiev, A. Grigorov – Reusing Components from Cultural Heritage Games – the RAGE Project Approach

Abstract. Video games proved to be an attractive media for presenting cultural heritage issues. They can use virtual worlds to present cultural and historic information in amazing and highly appealing way. Each video game is implemented using set of valuable artifacts (components) reflecting technological, socioeconomic and historical issues. These software components are known as software assets, which are key output of the RAGE project. They can be used by game developers to enhance the pedagogical and educational value of their games. These software assets cover a broad spectrum of functionalities, including emotion detection, intelligent adaptation and social gamification. In order to facilitate integration and interoperability, all of these assets adhere to a common model, which describes their properties through a set of metadata. In this paper, we present the RAGE asset model and asset metadata model, highlighting key issues and challenges in constructing RAGE assets and using asset metadata model with flexible metadata editor, facilitating both adaptation and improvement of the asset metadata model.

Title: Reusing Components from Cultural Heritage Games – the RAGE Project Approach

Authors: K. Stefanov, B. Bontchev, P. Boytchev, A. Georgiev, A. Grigorov

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University St Kl. Ohridski, 5, J. Bourchier Blv., Sofia, Bulgaria

{krassen, bbontchev, boytchev, alexander.arigorov, atanas} @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Keywords: video games, cultural heritage, applied games, asset model, metadata model, metadata editor, gamification

Received: June 19, 2016. Reviewed: June 30, 2016. Final Accepted: July 04, 2016.

Citation: Stefanov, K., Bontchev, B., Boytchev, P., Georgiev, A., Grigorov,A. (2016), Reusing Components from Cultural Heritage Games – the RAGE Project Approach. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 49-62, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria M. Nisheva, Pavel I. Pavlov, Peter L. Stanchev – Semantic Search in Heterogeneous Digital Repositories: Case Studies

Abstract. Semantic search augments the goals and scope of traditional search and information retrieval tasks. The paper analyzes the main aspects of semantic search and the corresponding features of some popular semantic search systems. The presentation is focused on a discussion of the implementation of a successful project in building modern semantic search engine. A brief analysis of the gained experience in some experiments with free software tools for advanced semantic technologies accomplished within the Master’s degree course in Semantic Technologies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, is presented and the main techniques used for image and video semantic extraction are discussed in addition.

Title: Semantic Search in Heterogeneous Digital Repositories: Case Studies

Authors: Maria M. Nisheva1,2, Pavel I. Pavlov1, Peter L. Stanchev2,3

1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 Kettering University, Flint, USA

marian @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg, pavlovp @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg, pstanche @ kettering.edu

Keywords: digital repository, metadata, ontology, semantic annotation, semantic search, se-mantic interoperability

Received: June 01, 2016. Reviewed: June 12, 2016. Final Accepted: June 17, 2016.

Citation: Nisheva, M. M., Pavlov, P. I., Stanchev, P. L. (2016), Semantic Search in Heterogeneous Digital Repositories: Case Studies. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 65-72, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, Miklós Veres, Tibor Szkaliczki, Detelin Luchev, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – BOOK@HAND Bells: Mobile Presentation of the Valuable Bells of the Historic and Culture Heritage of Bulgaria

Abstract. The paper introduces the mobile presentation of Bulgarian bells as the newest developments in the GUIDE@HAND mobile application family. The integration of the Web based archive on the Bulgarian bells (Multimedia Fund “BellKnow”) and the mobile application family made it possible that information on bells can be presented on mobile devices. A standalone offline mobile application (BOOK@HAND Bells) was created providing multimedia information on bells including textual description (history, creator, material, height, location, description, etc.), audio files containing the sounds of the bells, photos, videos presenting the bells while being tolled and diagrams representing the acoustic characteristics of the bells.

Title: BOOK@HAND Bells: Mobile Presentation of the Valuable Bells of the Historic and Culture Heritage of Bulgaria

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Gábor Kaposi1, Miklós Veres1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, Detelin Luchev2, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2

1 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17.
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI-BAS), B-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, 8, Acad. G. Bonchev Str.

{markus.zsolt, kaposi.gabor, veres.miklos, szkaliczki.tibor} @ sztaki.mta.hu, dml @ math.bas.bg, dessi @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Mobile Application, Tourist Guide Application, Digital Library, Multimedia Archive, Cultural Heritage

Received: June 02, 2016. Reviewed: June 19, 2016. Final Accepted: June 23, 2016.

Citation: Márkus, Zs. L., Kaposi, G., Veres, M., Szkaliczki, T., Luchev, D., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2016), BOOK@HAND Bells: Mobile Presentation of the Valuable Bells of the Historic and Culture Heritage of Bulgaria. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 73-80, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Júlia Nagy, Zsolt László Márkus, Gábor Kaposi, György Szántó, Tibor Szkaliczki, Norbert Vass – New Tourist Service Based on Virtual Reality Glasses in the Town of Miskolc, Hungary

Abstract. The paper presents how the VR technology helps tourists in selecting their destinations. The current state-of-the-art service is the result of systematic development activities which has become available in the tourist information office (Tourinform) in the town of Miskolc. The visitors can discover the local sights either on the Web site of the tourist organisation, or in the GUIDE@HAND Miskolc smart phone application, or from now on, in a virtual space due to the Virtual Reality (VR) technology with the help of 3D VR glasses and spherical panorama pictures.

Title: New Tourist Service Based on Virtual Reality Glasses in the Town of Miskolc, Hungary

Authors: Júlia Nagy1, Zsolt László Márkus2, Gábor Kaposi2, György Szántó2, Tibor Szkaliczki2, Norbert Vass2

1 Miskolc Tourist Marketing Nonprofit Ltd. (MIDMAR)
2 Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI), H-1111 Budapest, Hungary, Kende u. 13-17

julia.nagy @ hellomiskolc.hu, {markus.zsolt, kaposi.gabor, szanto.gyorgy, szkaliczki.tibor} @ sztaki.mta.hu

Keywords: Mobile Application, Tourism, Virtual Reality, VR Glasses, Panorama Pictures

Received: June 09, 2016. Reviewed: June 26, 2016. Final Accepted: July 03, 2016.

Citation: Nagy, J., Márkus, Zs. L., Kaposi, G., Szántó, G., Szkaliczki, T., Vass, N. (2016), New Tourist Service Based on Virtual Reality Glasses in the Town of Miskolc, Hungary. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 81-92, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy – Exploring a Relic’s History Through 3D Digitization

Abstract. This paper discusses how 3D digitization of cultural properties and modern interactive methods can help museums disseminate, educate and share the rich history, culture and civilization of museums’ collection more effectively than traditional methods which used visual boards.

Title: Exploring a Relic’s History Through 3D Digitization

Authors: Feng Zhao, Soo Choon Loy

Amber Digital Solutions Co., Ltd., Beijing, Shijingshan District, 19 Jingyuan Road, Block 4, 10 Floor, Room 1001, Postal Code: 100043

zhaofeng @ amberdigit.com,scloy @ amberdigit.com

Keywords: 3D, Digitization, 3D Scanning, Touchscreens

Received: June 16, 2016. Reviewed: June 30, 2016. Final Accepted: July 08, 2016.

Citation: Zhao, F., Loy, S. Ch. (2016), Exploring a Relic’s History Through 3D Digitization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 93-106, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Rodica-Mariana Ion, Sofia Teodorescu, Ioan Alin Bucurica, Mihaela-Lucia Ion, Daniela Turcanu-Carutiu – Restoration and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments. Digital Presentation and Practical Solutions

Abstract. In the light of the recent concerns in the assessment of the new conservation treatments and of the development and application of methodologies, technologies, models and tools for CH damage assessment, this paper will deal with some innovative topics related to the digital models for protecting cultural heritage assets in front of various damages. Application of new technologies and digitalization of Basarabi monument is a preventive measure, helping us to build a virtual reconstructions as model for its potential reconstruction and preserving, to give access for the widest possible audience. It will be discussed the new technologies, as the non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conservation a this historic, cultural and architectural – Basarabi churches. For the micro-climatic measurements, a number of sensors have been well distributed inside and outside and a diagram of humidity an temperature is evaluated. The practical examples of restoration and preservation and innovative solutions for the consolidation of this architectural monument, in relation with digitalization (by on-site and remotely data collection, virtual reality and documentation of the heritage). For a digital image of this monument, both a 3D laser scanner and some common digital photos are used, in order to obtain the 3D model of the church, and of the envelope of the church that should be applied over it to stop the seriously damage processes.

Title: Restoration and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments. Digital Presentation and Practical Solutions

Authors: Rodica-Mariana Ion1, 2, Sofia Teodorescu3, Ioan Alin Bucurică3, Mihaela-Lucia Ion4, Daniela Turcanu-Caruţiu5

1 ICECHIM, Research Center for Scientific Investigations and Conservation/Preservation of Industrial, Cultural and Medical Heritage, 202 Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania
2 Valahia University, Materials Engineering Dept., Aleea Sinaia 13, Targoviste, Romania
3 Valahia University, ICSTM, Aleea Sinaia 13, Targoviste, Romania
4 Valahia University, History Department, Aleea Sinaia 13, Targoviste, Romania
5 Ovidius University, Art Faculty, Bd.Mamaia 25, Constanţa, Romania

rodica_ion2000 @ yahoo.co.uk, sofiateodorescu@ yahoo.com, mihaella_ion @ yahoo.com, d_turcanu2002 @ yahoo.com

Keywords: cultural heritage; preservation; conservation; digitization

Received: June 11, 2016. Reviewed: June 27, 2016. Final Accepted: July 01, 2016.

Citation: Ion, R.-M., Teodorescu, S., Bucurica, I. A., Ion, M.-L., Turcanu-Carutiu, D. (2016), Restoration and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments. Digital Presentation and Practical Solutions. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 107-116, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Boris Shishkov – Digitization of Cultural Heritage – a Service-Oriented Approach

Abstract. The digitization of Cultural Heritage assumes an interdisciplinary approach, collaborative knowledge co-creation, and distant communication. This can only be fulfilled by ICT means requiring in turn alignment between those who deliver the technical (IT) support and those who are in the role users. A Service-Oriented approach is considered adequate in this regard because of users’ composing services at high level (with underlying technical complexity remaining hidden) and developers’ considering the software components whose functionality is delivered through the services. All this requires however complex regulations to conform with. Semiotic norms in combination with workflows are considered in this regard. In this paper, we propose an approach based on Service-Oriented Computing and Organizational Semiotics, directed to Cultural Heritage digitization. The approach is partially illustrated by means of an example.

Title: Digitization of Cultural Heritage – a Service-Oriented Approach

Authors: Boris Shishkov

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / IICREST, Sofia, Bulgaria

b.b.shishkov @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: Cultural heritage digitization, Service-oriented computing, Organizational semiot-ics, Workflow management

Received: June 01, 2016. Reviewed: June 13, 2016. Final Accepted: June 17, 2016.

Citation: Shishkov, B. (2016), Digitization of Cultural Heritage – a Service-Oriented Approach. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 117-128, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Kamen Angelov – Main Architectures Used in ETL as a Tool, Necessary for the Integration of Data in Large Volumes - a Task in the Field of Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The digital recording of Cultural Heritage (CH) and its metadata relates to the concept for data warehousing systems and their lifecycle. It uses models and development tools of ETL packages. The tasks used to extract metadata from raw digitized CH data often include hard computing problems, including NP-complete problems. This paper describes the current state of digital preservation of Cultural Heritage with an accent on data integration and performance optimization of processes. We show our vision for further solutions for automated optimization of resource utilization in ETL jobs cutting development cost. In parallel, we describe our experiment that uses quantum computation (in simulation mode) to solve hard combinatorial problems as multiple query optimization.

Title: Main Architectures Used in ETL as a Tool, Necessary for the Integration of Data in Large Volumes - a Task in the Field of Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Authors: Kamen Angelov

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

kamen.angelov @ raiffeisen.bg

Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Digitization, Data Integration, Optimization, Performance, ETL, Multiple Queries, Data Warehouse, Data Flow, Data Set, Quantum, Computational, Approach, Simulation, Uncertain, Predicates, Combinatorial, NP-Complete, Graph, Hamiltonian

Received: June 08, 2016. Reviewed: June 21, 2016. Final Accepted: June 26, 2016.

Citation: Angelov, K. (2016), Main Architectures Used in ETL as a Tool, Necessary for the Integration of Data in Large Volumes - a Task in the Field of Digital Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 129-136, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maxim Goynov, Konstantin Rangochev, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Vladimir Sapunjiev – Tracking Interoperability Service in Digital Libraries for Orthodox Art and Knowledge

Abstract. The implementation of the idea of improved access and effective usage of digital libraries content has led to a new type of services, providing their wider content integration and merging. In this context, the analysis of integrating service usability is essential and gives new directions for functionality extension and improvement. This paper presents an analysis of the usage of the interoperability service, compiling content from two digital libraries for Orthodox art and knowledge – the Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum and the Bulgarian Iconographical Digital Library.

Title: Tracking Interoperability Service in Digital Libraries for Orthodox Art and Knowledge

Authors: Maxim Goynov, Konstantin Rangochev, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Vladimir Sapunjiev

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 8, Akad. G. Bonchev Str.

goynov @ gmail.com, krangochev @ yahoo.com, dessi @ cc.bas.bg, vsapundjiev @ sophama.bg

Keywords: Digital Libraries, Electronic Encyclopedia, Interoperability Service, Machine-Generated Traffic

Received: June 08, 2016. Reviewed: June 21, 2016. Final Accepted: June 26, 2016.

Citation: Goynov, M., Rangochev, K., Paneva-Marinova, D., Sapunjiev, V. (2016), Tracking Interoperability Service in Digital Libraries for Orthodox Art and Knowledge. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 137-146, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Detelin Luchev, Dessislava Paneva-Marinova – Optimization of Natural Dyes' Non-contact Characterization and Interdisciplinary Application Using Ensemble Classifiers and Genetic Algorithms

Abstract. The reported evaluation of the problematic encountered by non-contact characterization of natural dyestuffs demonstrates that practically no one analytical method alone – destructive, less, or non – can warrant absolute reliability of the results. The main obstacles are due, in general, to our limited knowledge on reactivity of natural compounds, their sources, methods of proceeding and application; to the complexing role of the ambient/medium on the photo reactions, as well as to the actual possibilities of analytical techniques; to the lack of commonly accepted standards among different scientific traditions, etc. For to overwhelm these drawbacks and optimize accuracy of NDs characterization, we propose the integration of chemio-physical with computational assessment. The proposed approach consists in calculation the probability of a hypothesis comparing new results with already stored interdisciplinary data using the high performance ensemble techniques Random Forest and Random Subspace based on the genetic approach termed EV-Ensemble approach. Its role is to render more accurate the analytical results, to avoid sampling and simplify the identification analysis, to facilitate interdisciplinary applications of NDs in high technologies, and to share generated experience between the research community.

Title: Optimization of Natural Dyes' Non-contact Characterization and Interdisciplinary Application Using Ensemble Classifiers and Genetic

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Detelin Luchev2, Dessislava.Paneva-Marinova2

1 Ca’ Foscari University, Centro Interdisciplinare di Studi Balcanici ed Internazionali, Venice, Italy
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

mgstoyanova @ hotmail.it, dml @ math.bas.bg, dessi @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Natural Dyestuffs, Knowledge Representation, Ensemble Classifiers, Random Forest. Random Subspace

Received: June 03, 2016. Reviewed: June 18, 2016. Final Accepted: June 23, 2016.

Citation: Stoyanova, M., Luchev, D., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2016), Optimization of Natural Dyes' Non-contact Characterization and Interdisciplinary Application Using Ensemble Classifiers and Genetic. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 147-160, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ralitsa Dutsova – Digital Presentation of Bulgarian Language Heritage - Tools and Web-applications

Abstract. The article describes a model of integrating language techniques with leading-edge technology to develop a web-based on-line tool for heritage language preservation and e-learning. Bulgarian language resources - parallel corpora and bilingual dictionary are presented in an interactive way using a common web-interface which is accessible for students, faculty, and affiliated Heritage language communities.

Title: Digital Presentation of Bulgarian Language Heritage - Tools and Web-applications

Authors: Ralitsa Dutsova

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

r.dutsova @ yahoo.com

Keywords: bilingual dictionary, dictionary, dictionary entry, data extraction, data mining, in-formation retrieval, language resources, language preservation, parallel corpora

Received: June 04, 2016. Reviewed: June 19, 2016. Final Accepted: June 23, 2016.

Citation: Dutsova, R. (2016), Digital Presentation of Bulgarian Language Heritage - Tools and Web-applications. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 161-168
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Ivan Derzhanski, Olena Siruk – Affinal Kinship Terminology in the Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Abstract. In this study we examine the occurrences and correspondences of terms for affinal kinship in a Bulgarian–Ukrainian parallel corpus of fiction. All instances of the terms selected for study, matching and non-matching, were located and counted, and the frequencies compared. Some of the asymmetries found may have roots in culture and history whilst others reflect diverse features of language and the practice of literary translation.

Title: Affinal Kinship Terminology in the Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts

Authors: Ivan Derzhanski1, Olena Siruk1, 2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics — Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

iad58g @ gmail.com, olebosi @ gmail.com

Keywords: affinal kinship terms, text corpus, corpus linguistics, parallel texts, Bulgarian language, Ukrainian language, cultural heritage

Received: June 16, 2016. Reviewed: June 27, 2016. Final Accepted: July 02, 2016.

Citation: Derzhanski, I., Siruk, O. (2016), Affinal Kinship Terminology in the Corpus of Bulgarian and Ukrainian Parallel Texts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 169-178, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva – Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites as Knowledge System in a Learning Environment

Abstract. The article describes cultural heritage sites in Bulgaria, under the protection of UNESCO, as database elements that can be used for e-learning. The learning environment will motivate intellectual inquiry and, through organizing the methods of collecting and managing information, will be created cultural knowledge for existing and new sites, which will be evaluated and promoted. The environment serves the State Educational Standards (SES) of educational content for the cycle Social Sciences and Civic Education. The established database presents structured, scientifically proven and didactically correct knowledge, and is a conceptual framework of how sites can be viewed, perceived and "assembled". For the users (learners) the information about sites is a basis for research and a communication tool. By interpreting the cultural significance of artifacts, they structure information based on the attributes of the database. The features of the sites are a carrier of memorable and enriching information. The meaning is not found only in a specific object, but is created from the interaction between user, message and environment.

Title: Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites as Knowledge System in a Learning Environment

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

kovacheva.stefka @ gmail.com

Keywords: cultural heritage, database, digital dictionary, education, E-learning environment, UNESCO

Received: June 05, 2016. Reviewed: June 20, 2016. Final Accepted: June 27, 2016.

Citation: Kovacheva, S. (2016), Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites as Knowledge System in a Learning Environment. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 179-188, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova, Kalin Pezhgorski – E-learning environment UNESCO Bulgarian Architectural Heritage Sites

Abstract. The article describes an E-learning environment, currently under development, which will present UNESCO architectural heritage sites in Bulgaria. The environment is based on the State Educational Standards for learning content of the “Social Sciences and Civil Education” subject cycle. The project aims at applying this software environment in appropriate educational course forms related to the culture and history of Bulgaria.

Title: E-learning environment UNESCO Bulgarian Architectural Heritage Sites

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva1, Ludmila Dimitrova1, Kalin Pezhgorski2

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University

kovacheva.stefka @ gmail.com, ludmila @ cc.bas.bg, k.pejgorski @ gmail.com

Keywords: cultural heritage, database, digital object, digital tool, education, E-learning envi-ronment, interactive software, UNESCO

Received: June 01, 2016. Reviewed: June 17, 2016. Final Accepted: June 28, 2016.

Citation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L., Pezhgorski, K. (2016), E-learning environment UNESCO Bulgarian Architectural Heritage Sites. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 191-198, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov, Nikolay Noev – Using Graph Databases to Represent Knowledge Base in the Field of Cultural Heritage

Abstract. This paper presents digital knowledge including context-based annotations of objects in the field of cultural heritage. Some major problems and solutions of digitalization of items, their processing, storing and organizing them in a repository are highlighting. We show how graph databases could be used as data management platform.

Title: Using Graph Databases to Represent Knowledge Base in the Field of Cultural Heritage

Authors: Galina Bogdanova1, Todor Todorov1, 2, Nikolay Noev1

1 Institute of mathematics and informatics, BAS
2 St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

galina @ math.bas.bg, todor @ math.bas.bg, nickey @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: semantic web, ontology, graph databases, data management platform

Received: June 06, 2016. Reviewed: June 20, 2016. Final Accepted: June 24, 2016.

Citation: Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., Noev, N. (2016), Using Graph Databases to Represent Knowledge Base in the Field of Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 199-206, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
199-206

Nikolay Noev, Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov – Towards Better Presenting and Searching of Bells Knowledge

Abstract. The paper presents an online platform with textual data, images, audio and video recordings related to bell knowledge. It was designed to provide digital data for representation of acquired knowledge. The platform includes data repository of bell knowledge objects and a new search engine.

Title: Towards Better Presenting and Searching of Bells Knowledge

Authors: Nikolay Noev1, Galina Bogdanova1, Todor Todorov1, 2

1 Institute of mathematics and informatics, BAS
2 St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

Nickey @ math.bas.bg, galina @ math.bas.bg, todor @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: semantic web, ontology, digital archive, online platform

Received: June 08, 2016. Reviewed: June 22, 2016. Final Accepted: June 27, 2016.

Citation: Noev, N., Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T. (2016), Towards Better Presenting and Searching of Bells Knowledge. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 207-212, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
207-212

Elena G. Shatko, Galina Bogdanova, Todor Todorov – Digital Archive of Cultural-Historic Heritage of Belarus: Certification of Bells Cast During 16th-19th Centuries

Abstract. The article is a summary of a multi-year research into certification of bells of 16th - early 20th centuries collected as a result of liturgical instruments study of 287 bell towers, churches and museums. Analysis of archives from Belarus contrib-uted to the research resurrecting knowledge about lost bell heritage. This is also the first attempt to discuss the establishment of digital Belarusian Historic Bells Archive and introduction of campan handling basic training into educational programs of religious educational establishments.

Title: Digital Archive of Cultural-Historic Heritage of Belarus: Certification of Bells Cast During 16th-19th Centuries

Authors: Elena G. Shatko1, Galina Bogdanova2, Todor Todorov2, 3

1 Belarusian State Music Academy, Minsk, Belarus
2 Institute of mathematics and informatics, BAS
3 St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

shatko377 @ gmail.com, galina @ math.bas.bg, todor @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: bell, campan, certification, complex research, digital archive, digitalization

Received: June 10, 2016. Reviewed: June 25, 2016. Final Accepted: June 29, 2016.

Citation: Shatko, E. G., Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T. (2016), Digital Archive of Cultural-Historic Heritage of Belarus: Certification of Bells Cast During 16th-19th Centuries. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 213-218, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Pavel Hristov, Emilian Petkov – Development of Web-Based Information System for Visualization of Three-dimensional Models of Museum Exhibits

Abstract. In the following article main results are going to be summarized about three-dimensional web development and technologies. An introduction to 3D representation methods that are applied on the featured three-dimensional webpage is going to be presented. Transformation techniques will be described, which convert a traditional two-dimensional webpage into a fully functional three-dimensional platform. The methods and concepts used are based on technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The principle of automatic conversion is going to be showed, upon which almost any two-dimensional webpage can be converted into a 3D website, including minimal manual interaction. Future concept and conclusions are also described.

Title: Development of Web-Based Information System for Visualization of Three-dimensional Models of Museum Exhibits

Authors: Pavel Hristov1, Emilian Petkov2

1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University, Veliko Turno-vo, Bulgaria
2 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

pavel.hristov @ outlook.com, epetkov@ abv.bg

Keywords: 3D visualization, 3D website, Stereoscopy, 3D web development, Computer graphics, Web, Museum, Information system, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Received: June 17, 2016. Reviewed: June 29, 2016. Final Accepted: July 03, 2016.

Citation: Hristov, P., Petkov, E. (2016), Development of Web-Based Information System for Visualization of Three-dimensional Models of Museum Exhibits. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 219-226, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Vladimir Georgiev, Lyubomir Milkov, Yavor Angelov, Stanimir Dimitrov – Online 3D Knowledge Management System for Human Anatomy

Abstract. This paper describes an online environment for showing the human body in an interactive 3D format. By using that platform, various groups of medical personnel, patients and students can fully manipulate models of digitized male, female and child bodies. The highest level of detail available for the objects being dis-played allows users to view any specific part, system and organ, show how certain condition affects the human body, add annotations and render animations. The paper also draws attention on the current challenges in the industry and how they are approached.

Title: Online 3D Knowledge Management System for Human Anatomy

Authors: Vladimir Georgiev1, Lyubomir Milkov2, Yavor Angelov1, Stanimir Dimitrov1

1 Shield UI Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

vlado80 @ gmail.com, lyub_milkov @ yahoo.com, yashinaki @ gmail.com, stanchino @ gmail.com

Keywords: e-Health, e-Learning, 3D, Human Anatomy, Medicine

Received: June 10, 2016. Reviewed: June 23, 2016. Final Accepted: June 26, 2016.

Citation: Georgiev, V., Milkov, L., Angelov, Y., Dimitrov, S. (2016), Online 3D Knowledge Management System for Human Anatomy. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 227-232, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart, Maria Zheleva-Monova, Yanislav Zhelev, Radoslav Pavlov – Digitalizing the Proceedings of the Bulgarian Museums, or How to Rescue from Oblivion Priceless Studies on the Cultural Heritage

Abstract. The priceless knowledge from the scientific periodicals, published by Bulgarian museums, has fallen into oblivion over the years. In the era of electronic information, the opportunity arises this once lost knowledge to be made Open Access - free of all restrictions on access. Upon digitilization and correct annotation of the museum paper editions followed by providing them on the Internet for free access, there will be offered scope for a more comprehensive study of the Bulgarian cultural heritage, an integral part of which are the works of its researchers. Registering content in platforms such as Europeana / Bulgariana and setting common standards to facilitate finding the information will be the next challenge for the followers of the idea of cultural heritage digital repositories.

Title: Digitalizing the Proceedings of the Bulgarian Museums, or How to Rescue from Oblivion Priceless Studies on the Cultural Heritage

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1, Maria Zheleva-Monova2, Yanislav Zhelev2, Radoslav Pavlov3

1 Regional Historical Museum, Burgas, Bulgaria 2 Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria 3 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

radadeva @ yahoo.com, mariaj @ bfu.bg, jelev @ bfu.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg

Keywords: Digital Library, Virtual Museum, Functionality, Services, Standards, Digitalization, Cultural Heritage, Proceedings

Received: June 08, 2016. Reviewed: June 22, 2016. Final Accepted: June 24, 2016.

Citation: Stewart, R., Zheleva-Monova, M., Zhelev, Y., Pavlov, R. (2016), Digitalizing the Proceedings of the Bulgarian Museums, or How to Rescue from Oblivion Priceless Studies on the Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 235-240, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stanislava Slavova-Petkova, Maria Dimova, Detelin Luchev – Learning Scenario for Better Understanding of Fairy Tales Using Role-playing and Serious Games Methods

Abstract. The paper examines how the understanding of fairy tales of little child could be improved with help of two contemporary learning methods - role-playing and serious games. A scenario for non-formal and fascinated study of fairy tales was explained with some actual examples using serious game environment ADAPTIMES.

Title: Learning Scenario for Better Understanding of Fairy Tales Using Role-playing and Serious Games Methods

Authors: Stanislava Slavova-Petkova, Maria Dimova, Detelin Luchev

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8, Acad. G. Bonchev Str.

stanislava_slavova_bg @ yahoo.com, mash @ abv.bg, dml @ math.bas.bg

Keywords: Learning Methods, Fairy Tales, Advanced Learning, Serous Games, Role-playing

Received: June 01, 2016. Reviewed: June 16, 2016. Final Accepted: June 19, 2016.

Citation: Slavova-Petkova, S., Dimova, M., Luchev, D. (2016), Learning Scenario for Better Understanding of Fairy Tales Using Role-playing and Serious Games Methods. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 241-246, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Mihaela Krasteva – The Impact of Technology on the Modern Art

Abstract. Over the last thirty years, the art enters into a new era of artistic mass production caused by two major developments. The first is the raise of the digital technologies for production of images and objects, while the second is a change in the understanding of what is art, changing the rules by which something is recognized as art or not. Digital technology reshaped completely the way we design and perceive artistic works.

Title: The Impact of Technology on the Modern Art

Authors: Mihaela Krasteva

New Bulgarian University

mishamisheva @ gmail.com

Keywords: digital arts, technology

Received: June 09, 2016. Reviewed: June 24, 2016. Final Accepted: June 29, 2016.

Citation: Krasteva, M. (2016), The Impact of Technology on the Modern Art. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 247-254, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Valeri Katzounov – Endangered Photo Collections about the Participation of Preindustrial Bulgaria in Three Wars in the Beginning of the 20th Century

Abstract. The resources of the modern technology presuppose an initiative development in order to unite the efforts and activities for the collaboration in digitalization of the most important pieces of cultural and historical heritage. In a number of cases they have received the support of scientific projects for the creation of an open communication environment with a purpose of promoting the cultural values of the community. This report presents work on a research project for the conservation of cultural heritage at risk. The problem is with national priority and occupies a significant place in the European integration process. The two collections with which we apply in the British Library need special attention due to their poor structural condition even at the time of their transfer to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences more than 50 years ago. The first collection was created by Colonel Petar Darvingov and consists of 3100 black and white old photos, maps and sketches. The second collection of Aleksandar Bozhinov contains 2050 old photos, sketches, caricatures and cartoons with pencil and ink. The documents have an exceptional his-torical and informational value, but their physical conditions hinders their scientific use. The creation of digital copies will enable working with them, which in turn will protect the originals from further damage. The copied documents will build a distinct insurance fund and the institution will be able to broadcast scientific information through various forms of promotion of the fund – exhibitions, presentations, etc.

Title: Endangered Photo Collections about the Participation of Preindustrial Bulgaria in Three Wars in the Beginning of the 20th Century

Authors: Valeri Katzounov

Sofia 1040, 15 noemvri №1

vgk @ abv.bg

Keywords: archive, research project, preservation, photos, documents, digital copies

Received: June 12, 2016. Reviewed: June 28, 2016. Final Accepted: July 03, 2016.

Citation: Katzounov, V. (2016), Endangered Photo Collections about the Participation of Preindustrial Bulgaria in Three Wars in the Beginning of the 20th Century. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 255-260, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexander Herschung – Long Term Preservation of Websites

Abstract. While websites are of great interest for digital archives, the digital long term preservation of websites is a huge problem. The reason is that websites consist of a large number of file formats and require today’s hardware and software environment to work properly. PABLO is a software tool that processes websites and transforms them into a dramatically simplified form that is simple enough for digital archiving and exhaustive enough to preserve the websites content and appearance and allows users to browse the entire site like the original.

Title: Long Term Preservation of Websites

Authors: Alexander Herschung

startext GmbH, Dottendorfer Straße 86, 53129 Bonn, Germany

Alexander.Herschung @ startext.de

Keywords: Digital Long Term Preservation, Website Archiving

Received: June 14, 2016. Reviewed: June 27, 2016. Final Accepted: July 02, 2016.

Citation: Herschung, A. (2016), Long Term Preservation of WebsitesDigital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 261-266, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Tsvetanka Trifonova, Kaloyan Zdravkov – Digital library of scientific forums organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the University "St. Cyril and St. Methodius "- Veliko Tarnovo

Abstract. The increasing needs to expand access to research results and insufficient opportunities for publication in printed issues put a serious challenge to the scientific community. The aim of the paper is to mark the first step towards solving this problem in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the Veliko Tarnovo University by building a repository of digital documents using open source software.

Title: Digital library of scientific forums organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the University "St. Cyril and St. Methodius "- Veliko Tarnovo

Authors: Tsvetanka Trifonova, Kaloyan Zdravkov

St Cyril and St Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo

cv.georgieva @ uni-vt.bg, kzdravkov @ abv.bg

Keywords: Greenstone, Google Scholar, repository, digital library, open access.

Received: June 05, 2016. Reviewed: June 20, 2016. Final Accepted: June 23, 2016.

Citation: Trifonova, T., Zdravkov, K. (2016), Digital library of scientific forums organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the University "St. Cyril and St. Methodius "- Veliko Tarnovo. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 267-274, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Katrina Koleva, Kalina Sotirova, Elena Naidenova – Digitization of Documentation at the Scientific Archive of the National Institute of Archeology with Museum

Abstract. This paper is focused on the theory, standards and good practices in digitization of archival documents, as implemented in the Scientific Archive at the National Institute of Archeology with Museum (SA of NIAM-BAS). We explored metadata standards for archival documentation ISAD, EAD and “universal” cultural metadata standard Dublin Core trying to choose the best fit for representing of all the fields of SA of NIAM to de facto “standard”, used in NIAM-BAS since the 60s. The archival documentation of archeological museum is very specific and contains five different types of documents: scientific report, field diary, field inventory book, photographic documentation and graphic documentation. The results and current annotation specifics are explained. Perspectives for future information system development are outlined.

Title: Digitization of Documentation at the Scientific Archive of the National Institute of Archeology with Museum

Authors: Katrina Koleva1, Kalina Sotirova2, Elena Naidenova3

1 National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
3 National Institute of Archaeology with Museum – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Keywords: Digitization; Archive; Museum; Information Systems; Catalogue; ISAD; Dublin Core, EAD, CIDOC-ARCH

Received: June 09, 2016. Reviewed: June 24, 2016. Final Accepted: June 29, 2016.

Citation: Koleva, K., Sotirova, K., Naidenova, E. (2016), Digitization of Documentation at the Scientific Archive of the National Institute of Archeology with Museum. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 275-280, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Boyan Bontchev, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Lubomil Draganov – An Educational 3D Maze Game for Bulgarian Orthodox Iconography

Abstract. Thanks to their specific characteristics, educational video games make game-based learning more effective than traditional teaching approaches with regard of students’ motivation, engagement, and learning outcomes. This demonstrator presents an educational 3D maze video game introducing Bulgarian Orthodox iconography. The structure and learning content of the maze game are defined declaratively by applying several contemporary teaching methods and learning scenarios for Orthodox iconographic art study. Next, the game is generated by means of a special software platform for creation of customizable desktop video maze games for education. The demonstrator outlines both the game design and development processes and provides a tour through the generated educational maze rooms and tunnels. It shows how the game can be adapted according player’s achievements, emotions and performance.

Title: An Educational 3D Maze Game for Bulgarian Orthodox Iconography

Authors: Boyan Bontchev1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2, Lubomil Draganov2, 3

1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
3 National Art Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

bbontchev @ fmi.uni-sofia.bg, dessi @ cc.bas.bg, lubomil @ gmail.com

Keywords: Video Game, Maze, Iconography, Game-based Learning, Adaptive Games

Received: June 08, 2016. Reviewed: June 20, 2016. Final Accepted: June 25, 2016.

Citation: Bontchev, B., Paneva-Marinova, D., Draganov, L. (2016), An Educational 3D Maze Game for Bulgarian Orthodox Iconography. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 283-284, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Mirko Robov – Creating a Digital Model of the Damages of the Earthquake of Metropolitan Tarnovo /13th century/

Abstract. The studying of the monuments and complexes in Tarnovo, as well as some other examples in its vicinity give us some strong points for determining of earth-quakes and provide data for developing a digital model for this natural phenomenon in the urban environment, in accordance with the specific natural characteristics.

Title: Creating a Digital Model of the Damages of the Earthquake of Metropolitan Tarnovo /13th century/

Authors: Mirko Robov

National Institute of archeology with museum – BAS

mrobov @ abv.bg

Keywords:Architectural monument, total destruction of most buildings, digital model of the technological anti-seismic solutions

Received: June 02, 2016. Reviewed: June 20, 2016. Final Accepted: June 27, 2016.

Citation: Robov, M. (2016), Creating a Digital Model of the Damages of the Earthquake of Metropolitan Tarnovo /13th century/. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 285-288, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Iliya Valev – Digital Archive of Soldiers' Legacy of the Socialist Period

Abstract. The study is devoted to the conscription during socialism in Bulgaria and presents the digitization of materials and the researches for the conscription and the ideas for creating a digital archive of soldiers' legacy of the socialist period.

Title: Digital Archive of Soldiers' Legacy of the Socialist Period

Authors: Iliya Valev

Regional Museum of History in Veliko Tarnovo

ilia_valev85 @ mail.bg

Keywords:Digital archive, soldiers' legacy, socialist period

Received: June 06, 2016. Reviewed: June 23, 2016. Final Accepted: July 02, 2016.

Citation: Valev, I. (2016), Digital Archive of Soldiers' Legacy of the Socialist Period. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 289-292, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Philip Mihaylov – A Digitalization of the Museum Funds – a Possible Software for Scientific Passports

Abstract. The digitalization of the museum funds is an important process in the realization of the most important functions of the museums in Bulgaria. The attempts for digitalization of the museum funds are accidental. This paper aims to present a development of Regional Historical Museum – Pernik for digital passporting of museum artifacts.

Title: A Digitalization of the Museum Funds – a Possible Software for Scientific Passports

Authors: Philip Mihaylov

Regional Historical Museum of Pernik, 2300 Pernik, 2 Fizkulturna St.

philip.mihaylov @ gmail.com

Keywords: digitalization, museum funds, cultural valuables, cultural property

Received: June 09, 2016. Reviewed: June 25, 2016. Final Accepted: June 29, 2016.

Citation: Mihaylov, Ph. (2016), A Digitalization of the Museum Funds – a Possible Software for Scientific Passports. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 293-294, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Peter Stanchev, Zlatina Karova, Yanita Zherkova, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov, Bhanu Neupane – The Seventh National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

Abstract. The paper draws the current state of Bulgarian Open access (OA) activities and discussion points for the Seventh National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information and data.

Title: The Seventh National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data

Authors: Peter Stanchev1, 2, Zlatina Karova3, Yanita Zherkova3, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1, Bhanu Neupane4

1 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS, Bulgaria
2 Kettering University, Flint, USA
3 Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria
4 UNESCO, Paris, France

pstanche @ kettering.edu, z.karova @ mon.bg, y.zherkova@ mon.bg, radko @ cc.bas.bg, gsimeonov @ math.bas.bg, b.neupane@ unesco.org

Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge

Received: June 18, 2016. Reviewed: June 29, 2016. Final Accepted: July 03, 2016.

Citation: Stanchev, P., Karova, Z., Zherkova, Y., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G., Neupane, B. (2016), The Seventh National Information Day: Open Access to Scientific Information and Data. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 6, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2016, pp. 297-303, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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