Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage.

Volume 11, Sofia : Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2021

Preface

 

Table of Contents

 

Invited Papers

 

Michael E. Farmer – Human Cognitive Models for Heritage Site Monitoring

Abstract. Integrating evidence from a single sensor over time is becoming more common due to the Internet of Things (IoT). It can play a critical role in Heritage site monitoring, as networks of sensors are required to catalog and analyze data over extended periods of time. Researchers have often adopted the mechanisms used for multi-source integration, such as Bayesian conditioning and Dempster-Shafer reasoning. Research in human cognitive models provides an interesting alternative insights for accumulating evidence over time. We used this research as a foundation for the current approach which integrates the set theoretic nature of Dempster-Shafer theory with an estimation structure based on Kalman filtering. It is well suited for applications to Wide-area Sensor Networks (WSN) that are commonly found in heritage sites.

Title: Human Cognitive Models for Heritage Site Monitoring

Authors: Michael E. Farmer1

1 Department of Computer Science, Kettering University, 1700 University Dr., Flint, MI, USA

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Keywords: Evidential Reasoning, Dempster-Shafer, Kalman Filter.

Received: July 23, 2021 Reviewed: August 07, 2021 Final Accepted: August 09, 2021

Citiation: Farmer, M.E. (2021), Human Cognitive Models for Heritage Site Monitoring. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp.19-32, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Alexander I. Iliev – Modern Challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Abstract. The usage and development of Machine Learning models along with the advancement and popularization of Artificial Intelligence, naturally leads to new challenges in multiple levels in the field. In one hand the trust in the field of AI needs to be boosted in order to increase the adoption rate, on the other hand the usage of AI has been largely abused by those who decided to adopt the term in their line of work. A clear line of what is expected from AI and what AI is, must be drawn so that the trust, acceptance and adoption of AI can be increased. These, and other data related problems are the primary subject of this paper.

Title: Modern Challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Authors: Alexander I. Iliev1,2

1 SRH University Berlin, Charlottenburg, Germany

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

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Keywords: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, AI Acceptance, Bias in Data.

Received: July 16, 2021 Reviewed: July 30, 2021 Final Accepted: August 03, 2021

Citiation: Iliev, A.I. (2021), Modern challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 33-40, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Yanislav Zhelev, Mariya Monova-Zheleva, Radovesta Stewart – The Digital Future of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Initiatives

Abstract. Access to digital resources and overcoming the digital divide are key factors in the development of today's society and affect education and culture as much as economic development. The intercultural dialogue and the preservation and development of the cultural diversity of each country and region are fundamental principles of the cultural policy of the European Union (EU). A special focus is put on the strategic framework for the EU’s cultural policy and the main priorities regarding empowering digital change in the cultural sector. The paper also presents some initiatives supported by the European Commission aiming to strengthen and foster European identity creation as well as to support active citizenship, increase cultural participation and promoting common values, inclusion, and intercultural dialogue within Europe and in a global perspective.

Title: The Digital Future of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Initiatives

Authors: Yanislav Zhelev1, Mariya Monova-Zheleva1, Radovesta Stewart2

1 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

2 University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov”, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Cultural Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cultural Sector, Digital Change in Cultural Sector.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 02, 2021 Final Accepted: July 10, 2021

Citiation: Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M., Stewart, R. (2021), The Digital Future of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Initiatives. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 41-50, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radovesta Stewart, Yanislav Zhelev, Mariya Monova-Zheleva – Development of Digital Collections of Intangible Cultural Heritage Objects - Base Ontology

Abstract. The digitization of the intangible cultural heritage covers a much wider range of knowledge, digitization techniques, processing of digital resources, coding and storage. Therefore, it requires extension of the standard ontology for digitalization of cultural heritage and the ways of interaction with the data. An entry for the intangible cultural heritage may be a custom, craft, event, sport or art passed down through the generations. It is complex and combines many elements. The DigiCult project helps us develop an extended model that fits the process of ICH digitalization Europe wide.

Title: Development of Digital Collections of Intangible Cultural Heritage Objects - Base Ontology

Authors: Radovesta Stewart1, Yanislav Zhelev2, Mariya Monova-Zheleva2

1 University “Prof. Asen Zlatarov”, Burgas, Bulgaria

2 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), Digital Collection, ICH Ontology.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 20, 2021

Citiation: Stewart, R., Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M. (2021), Development of Digital Collections of Intangible Cultural Heritage Objects – Base Ontology. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 51-56, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Marco Scarpa, Constanta Burlacu, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – New Digital Life for Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scriptoria

Abstract. Written testimonies about the activity of South Slavic scribes and their monastic scriptoria in the 14th century are an essential resource of information, part of the world’s cultural and historical heritage which is at risk. Their tracking as well as the systematization and digitalization, will show how the information derived from medieval manuscripts is a source for the history of the Bulgarian state, but also for understanding the state policy in the fields of science and culture, and for constructing and managing new knowledge in today’s modern society. In this article we present the objectives of the Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scribes and Scriptoria project. After giving a brief introduction to the cultural context of South Slavic lands in the 14th century, we proceed with describing how we intend to bring digital palaeography to the field of Slavonic Studies.

Title: New Digital Life for Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scriptoria

Authors: Marco Scarpa1, Constanta Burlacu2, Desislava Paneva-Marinova3

1 Cyrillo-Methodian Research Center at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 13, Moskovska Str., Sofia, 1000, Bulgaria

2 University of Oxford, Merton College, Merton Str., OX1 4JD, Oxford, UK

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

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Keywords: Fourteenth Century, Digital Palaeography, Script Analysis, Scribes, Scriptoria.

Received: June 12, 2021 Reviewed: July 03, 2021 Final Accepted: July 12, 2021

Citiation: Scarpa, M., Burlacu, C., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2021), New Digital Life for Fourteenth Century South Slavonic Scriptoria. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 57-64, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Full Papers

 

Sebiha Madanska, Sheban Bilyanov, Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva, Stanimir Stoyanov – Ontological Presentation of Bulgarian Revival Residential Architecture

Abstract. This article presents a symbiosis between science and art, future and past, building and preserving the old. The ontological approach used for this purpose presents a world from the past for the future - namely the old Bulgarian Revival architecture in and around the Revival Period.

Title: Ontological Presentation of Bulgarian Revival Residential Architecture

Authors: Sebiha Madanska1, Sheban Bilyanov2, Asya Stoyanova-Doycheva1, Stanimir Stoyanov1

1 Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", 236 Bulgaria Blvd., 4003, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2 University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, 1 Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., 1046, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Ontology, Semantic Modeling, Protégé, Bulgarian Revival Architecture, Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 03, 2021 Reviewed: June 21, 2021 Final Accepted: July 06, 2021

Citiation: Madanska, S., Bilyanov, S., Stoyanova-Doycheva, A., Stoyanov, S. (2021), Ontological Presentation of Bulgarian Revival Residential Architecture. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 67-76, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Jordan Stoikov – Using Conditional Probability for Discovering Semantic Relationships between Named Entities in Cultural Heritage Data

Abstract. This paper introduces a method for extracting information from various cultural heritage data sources using word embedding with feature extraction from the sentence and structured representation of the sentence. The focus is on discovering the named entities’ relations including part of speech tags and positons tags by the means of conditional probability.

Title: Using Conditional Probability for Discovering Semantic Relationships between Named Entities in Cultural Heritage Data

Authors: Jordan Stoikov1

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

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Keywords: Word Embedding, Conditional Probability, Cultural Heritage, Word Vector, Semantic Relationship.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Stoikov, J. (2021), Using Conditional Probability for Discovering Semantic Relationships between Named Entities in Cultural Heritage Data. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 77-88, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – Machine Learning and Neural Networks Tools to Address Noisy Data Issues

Abstract. In this paper, we present tools for addressing noisy keyword issues in digital libraries. Two tasks, language detection and misspelling detection and correction, are addressed using both machine learning and deep learning techniques. To train and validate the models, different datasets were used/created/scraped. Encouraging preliminary results are presented and discussed.

Title: Machine Learning and Neural Networks Tools to Address Noisy Data Issues

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1 IMATI - CNR (National Research Council), Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Digital Library, Unsupervised Tools, Noisy Data, Tags, Content Based Retrieval.

Received: June 28, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 23, 2021

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2021), Machine Learning and Neural Networks Tools to Address Noisy Data Issues. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 89-98, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Oleg Iliev, Radoslav Yoshinov – Component-based Software Architecture Applied for Design of Heritage Content

Abstract. The paper designs a model for creating heritage content, composed as a combination of multiple components, thanks to the opportunities provided by a component-based software architecture. The result is the ability to annotate different types of heritage objects available in public databases, such as video, sound, image, text, 3D model, and more, to obtain meaningful content. Moreover, the “component” types that contribute to a more complete presentation of the information delivered can be constantly increased without requiring a significant change in the software environment, but only a simple configuration change.

Title: Component-based Software Architecture Applied for Design of Heritage Content

Authors: Oleg Iliev1, Radoslav Yoshinov1

1 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bl. 8, Akad.G.Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Heritage Objects Modeling, Heritage Content, Component-Based Software Architecture.

Received: June 20, 2021 Reviewed: July 18, 2021 Final Accepted: July 28, 2021

Citiation: Iliev, O., Yoshinov, R. (2021), Component-based Software Architecture Applied for Design of Heritage Content. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 99-110, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Maxim Goynov, Detelin Luchev, Lubomir Zlatkov – Presentation Layer in a Virtual Museum for Cultural Heritage Artefacts

Abstract. This paper aims to show the presentation layer of a virtual museum for cultural heritage artefacts. The three-dimensional representation and the main components of a 3D environment of the virtual museum are discussed. The composing 3D objects in the virtual museum, with different viewing options, as well as an implementation of a three-dimensional representation and the means for greater realism of the three-dimensional image, are described.

Title: Presentation Layer in a Virtual Museum for Cultural Heritage Artefacts

Authors: Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Maxim Goynov1, Detelin Luchev1, Lubomir Zlatkov1

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

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Keywords: Virtual Museum, Presentation Layer, Cultural Heritage, 3D Objects, Three-dimensional Representation.

Received: June 06, 2021 Reviewed: June 29, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Paneva-Marinova, D., Goynov, M., Luchev, D., Zlatkov, L. (2021), Presentation Layer in a Virtual Museum for Cultural Heritage Artefacts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 111-122, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Maria Teresa Artese, Isabella Gagliardi – Visualize and Communicate Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage with the QueryLab System

Abstract. QueryLab is a platform designed to query different cultural databases at the same time in a transparent way. This paper presents the design of a new section, ICH Discovery, dedicated to the intangible heritage, where we tried to improve the structuring, querying and visualization of the results, alternative to the classically available ones, to facilitate the sharing, dissemination, and preservation of cultural heritage.

Title: Visualize and Communicate Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage with the QueryLab System

Authors: Maria Teresa Artese1, Isabella Gagliardi1

1 IMATI - CNR (National Research Council), Milan, Italy

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Keywords: Living Heritage, ICH Collection, Common Metadata Model, Inventory Integration, Data Visualization.

Received: June 28, 2021 Reviewed: July 17, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation: Artese, M.T., Gagliardi, I. (2021), Visualize and Communicate Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage with the QueryLab System. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 123-134, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Evita Pilege, Sandra Plota, Girts Pilegis, Marga Zivitere – ACT Digital: The Strategic Role of Analytics, Creativity and Technologies for Cultural and Creative Sector and Education

Abstract. The aim of the paper is to discuss the impact of information technology on socio-economic, cultural processes and the consequent need for a balanced digital transformation, especially in higher education and the creative and cultural sectors, bridging the digital divide and fostering analytical thinking without underestimating creative skills.

Title: ACT Digital: The Strategic Role of Analytics, Creativity and Technologies for Cultural and Creative Sector and Education

Authors: Evita Pilege1, Sandra Plota2, Girts Pilegis3, Marga Zivitere4

1 Latvian College of Culture at Latvian Academy of Culture, Bruninieku street 57, Riga, Latvia

2 SIA Evolution Latvia, Brivibas iela 151, Riga, Latvia

3 ISMA University of Applied sciences, 1 Lomonosova Str., build. 6, Riga, Latvia

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Keywords: Digital Transformation, Education, Culture, Creative Sector.

Received: June 14, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Pilege, E., Plota, S., Pilegis, G., Zivitere, M. (2021), ACT Digital: The Strategic Role of Analytics, Creativity and Technologies for Cultural and Creative Sector and Education. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 135-150, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Evgeniya Nikolova, Yanislav Zhelev, Mariya Monova-Zheleva – Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Interoperability in the Context of Competences of the Culture Industry Human Resources

Abstract. The competencies of the cultural domain workforce related to the Cultural Heritage (CH) digitization standards and the standardization process in general are crucial to the success of any digitalisation initiative. Based on some research and surveys conducted among specialists in the cultural domain, the article provides information on the current situation in terms of the extent to which the professionals who are expected to present and preserve digitally CH are familiar with the digitization-related standards and the processes of their application. The paper also presents an approach and solution for improving the knowledge and competencies of current and future cultural professionals regarding the standards related to the digitalization of CH.

Title: Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Interoperability in the Context of Competences of the Culture Industry Human Resources

Authors: Evgeniya Nikolova1, Yanislav Zhelev1, Mariya Monova-Zheleva1

1 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 5 Demokratsiya Blvd, 8000 Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitalization, Cultural Heritage, Standardization, Standards, Culture Industry Human Resources.

Received: June 07, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Nikolova, E., Zhelev, Y., Monova-Zheleva, M. (2021), Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Interoperability in the Context of Competences of the Culture Industry Human Resources. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 151-158, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nektarios Moumoutzis, Nikos Pappas, Chara Xanthaki, Stelios Perrakis, Yiannis Maragkoudakis, Stavros Christodoulakis, Desislava Paneva-Marinova – Coursevo: A Multimedia Online Learning Platform to Support Onlife Communities and its Extension with Gamification Facilities

Abstract. Coursevo (http://coursevo.com/) is a multilingual multimedia information system for managing courses, supporting learning processes and learning communities through the Web. Its multi-tenant architecture supports multiple instances of the underlying server infrastructure using the same core to serve the needs of multiple communities. An advantage of Coursevo in comparison with other eLearning systems is the emphasis that is given in the use of multimedia as a powerful learning means. Learning activities using multiple media can be more effective than doing it through a single medium (such as text), but what is important is combining media effectively. Coursevo is used in several vocational training and life-long-learning initiatives to establish and continuously support Onlife Communities. An Onlife Community is an aggregation that emerges in hyperconnected spaces when humans engage with other humans as well as with machines and natural entities in mindful interactions with sufficient human feeling to form webs of personal relationships. The paper presents how Coursevo is extended with gamification facilities to enable game-based learning scenarios within the context of the GAME IT project and beyond.

Title: Coursevo: A Multimedia Online Learning Platform to Support Onlife Communities and its Extension with Gamification Facilities

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1,2, Nikos Pappas1, Chara Xanthaki3, Stelios Perrakis3, Yiannis Maragkoudakis1, Stavros Christodoulakis1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova2

1 Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

3 Directorate of Secondary Education, Chania, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

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Keywords: Onlife Communities, Gamification, eLearning.

Received: June 19, 2021 Reviewed: July 09, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Moumoutzis, N., Pappas, N., Xanthaki, Ch., Perrakis, S., Maragkoudakis, Y., Christodoulakis, S., Paneva-Marinova, D. (2021), Coursevo: A Multimedia Online Learning Platform to Support Onlife Communities and its Extension with Gamification Facilities. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 159-174, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Zsolt László Márkus, Tibor Szkaliczki, György Szántó, Miklós Veres, Zsolt Weisz, László Molnár, László Csaba Szarka – Educational Competition for Digital Presentation and Preservation of Scientific Heritage

Abstract. Educational competitions belong to the most effective ways for motivating students to gain new knowledge on a specific domain. They can even bring scientific heritage closer to the next generation. The coronavirus pandemic put the organisation of competitions at risk. This paper presents how digital tools could help in organising educational competitions and transfer new knowledge during these events.

Title: Educational Competition for Digital Presentation and Preservation of Scientific Heritage

Authors: Zsolt László Márkus1, Tibor Szkaliczki1, György Szántó1, Miklós Veres1, Zsolt Weisz1, László Molnár2, László Csaba Szarka3

1 Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), 13-17 Kende u., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

2 ELTE Savaria University Centre 4 Károlyi Gáspár tér, H-9700 Szombathely, Hungary

3 Institute of Earth Physics and Space Science 6-8 Csatkai E. u., H-9400 Sopron, Hungary

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Keywords: Scientific Heritage, Educational Competition, eLearning.

Received: June 20, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation: Márkus, Z.L., Szkaliczki, T., Szántó,G., Veres, M., Weisz, Z., Molnár, L., Szarka, L.C. (2021), Educational Competition for Digital Presentation and Preservation of Scientific Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 175-186, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nektarios Moumoutzis, Chara Xanthaki, Stelios Perrakis, Manousos Manousakas, Lilia Pavlova – Promoting Python Code Clubs in Greece: A Teacher Training Program and a Case Study

Abstract. We present the design, implementation and evaluation of a training programme for Computer Science teachers on the educational use of the Python programming language inside and outside school. The programme used pre-existing educational resources centered on meaningful, self-contained programming projects. The training programme followed a blended-learning approach thus offering an opportunity to many computer science teachers make their first steps towards the educational use of the Python language within a very promising learner-centered pedagogical framework. After the initial training phase, the participating teachers were supported to establish and run local Python code clubs. The paper presents the experience from establishing, running and evaluating one of them, established at Chania, Crete by three of the authors. The evaluation clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the code club approach to learning to code in a manner that is engaging, fun and meaningful for the students and opens up new creative opportunities for them.

Title: Promoting Python Code Clubs in Greece: A Teacher Training Program and a Case Study

Authors: Nektarios Moumoutzis1,2, Chara Xanthaki3, Stelios Perrakis3, Manousos Manousakas3, Lilia Pavlova4

1 Laboratory of Distributed Multimedia Information Systems and Applications, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, 73100, Chania, Crete, Greece

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

3 Computer Science Teacher, Chania, Crete, Greece

4 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Onlife Communities, Code Club, Python.

Received: June 22, 2021 Reviewed: July 17, 2021 Final Accepted: July 25, 2021

Citiation: Moumoutzis, N., Xanthaki, Ch., Perrakis, S., Manousakas, M., Pavlova, L. (2021), Promoting Python Code Clubs in Greece: A Teacher Training Program and a Case Study. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 187-202, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Magdelena Stoyanova, Margarita Krylova, Lilia Pavlova – The Plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello Designed by N. Brjullov at the Service of the Virtual 4D Reconstruction of the Cathedral Towards May 1855

Abstract. The plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello designed by the Russian architect and painter N. Brjullov in 1855 is analyzed in the context of less or more known written historic documents, of architectural and archaeological evidence, in order to virtually reconstruct by faithful images and interactive narratives the cathedral as it was immediately before the restorations 1854-58.

Title: The Plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello Designed by N. Brjullov at the Service of the Virtual 4D Reconstruction of the Cathedral Towards May 1855

Authors: Magdelena Stoyanova1, Margarita Krylova2, Lilia Pavlova3

1 CISBI Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy

2 State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation

3 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Nikolaj Brjullov, Basilica of Torcello, Interactive Digital Storytelling, Virtual Documentation of Cultural Heritage, 4D Reconstruction.

Received: June 04, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Stoyanova, M., Krylova, M., Pavlova, L. (2021), The Plan of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello Designed by N. Brjullov at the Service of the Virtual 4D Reconstruction of the Cathedral Towards May 1855. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 203-214, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ankitha Raksha, Raghul Krishna Rajasekaran, Praveen Francis, Suhas Yogeshwara, Alexander I. Iliev – Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN

Abstract. This paper talks about using hand movements for the operations of electrical equipment at home. With the use of the much-advanced algorithms - 3D-CNN and ResNet50 to increase the accuracy in detecting the hand gesture to correctly predict the right motion for the functioning of the electrical device. Eventually, the project focuses on the comparative study between different architectures so that we can determine the best-suited model for these kinds of image detection. We aim to bring about a good accurate model for detecting the hand signals.

Title: Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN

Authors: Ankitha Raksha1, Raghul Krishna Rajasekaran1, Praveen Francis1, Suhas Yogeshwara1, Alexander I. Iliev1,2

1 SRH University Berlin, Charlottenburg, Germany

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

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Keywords: Hand Gestures, Home Automation, ResNet50, 3D-CNN.

Received: June 05, 2021 Reviewed: July 15, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation:Raksha, A., Rajasekaran, R.,K., Francis, P., Yogeshwara, S., Iliev, A.I. (2021), Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 215-226, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Ivan Derzhanski, Olena Siruk – The Image of Bread in Closely Related Languages through Word Associations

Abstract. We perform a comparative study of the culturological characteristics of closely related languages through associative connexions which exist in the minds of their speakers and are registered in lexicographic sources. We examine the stimulus ‘bread’, which is one of the most important European and global culturally marked concepts. Our work addresses Bulgarian and Ukrainian in a broader comparison to Belarusian and Russian.

Title: The Image of Bread in Closely Related Languages through Word Associations

Authors: Ivan Derzhanski1, Olena Siruk1

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

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Keywords: Bread, Word Associations, Linguistic Culturology, Slavic Languages.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 14, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Derzhanski, I., Siruk, O. (2021), The Image of Bread in Closely Related Languages Through Word Associations. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 227-236, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Emanouil Atanassov, Aneta Karaivanova, Sofiya Ivanovska, Mariya Durchova – A Monte Carlo Method for Image Classification Using SVM

Abstract. Support Vector Machines are a widely used tool in Machine Learning. They have some important advantages with regards to the more popular Deep Neural Networks. For the problem of image classification, multiple SVMs may be used and the issue of finding the best hyperparameters adds additional complexity and increases the overall computational time required. Our goal is to develop and study Monte Carlo algorithms that allow faster discovery of good hyperparameters and training of the SVMs, without impacting negatively the final accuracy of the models. We also employ GPUs and parallel computing in order to achieve good utilisation of the capabilities of the available hardware. In this paper we describe our methods, provide implementation details and show numerical results, achieved on the publicly available Architectural Heritage Elements image Dataset.

Title: A Monte Carlo Method for Image Classification Using SVM

Authors: Emanouil Atanassov1, Aneta Karaivanova1, Sofiya Ivanovska1, Mariya Durchova1

1 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev str., Block 25A, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Deep Neural Networks, Monte Carlo method, Image Classification, Support Vector Machines.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 10, 2021 Final Accepted: July 25, 2021

Citiation: Atanassov, E., Karaivanova, A., Ivanovska, S., Durchova, M. (2021), A Monte Carlo Method for Image Classification Using SVM. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 237-244, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Short Papers

 

Silvi-Maria Gurova, Aneta Karaivanova – Fast Monte Carlo Method for Condition Number Estimation

Abstract. This paper presents theoretical results on estimation the condition number with application in image restoration problems.

Title: Fast Monte Carlo Method for Condition Number Estimation

Authors: Silvi-Maria Gurova1, Aneta Karaivanova1

1 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., bl.25A, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Monte Carlo Method, Markov Chain, Condition Number, Eigen-value.

Received: June 25, 2021 Reviewed: July 18, 2021 Final Accepted: July 27, 2021

Citiation: Gurova, S., Karaivanova, A. (2021), Fast Monte Carlo Method for Condition Number Estimation. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 247-252, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Emanuela Mitreva, Alexandra Nikolova, Vladimir Georgiev – Web Mining Techniques Applicable for Cultural Heritage Observations

Abstract. The rapid digitalization in the cultural domain generated enormous amounts of data. But that data is not personalized or processed, thus the benefit for different users is limited, due to the variety of users – people learn through different methods. However if techniques used in the last decade to personalize web content are applied to cultural content more users could easily absorb and process the cultural heritage knowledge. Also techniques could be applied to cluster and extract useful knowledge.

Title: Web Mining Techniques Applicable for Cultural Heritage Observations

Authors: Emanuela Mitreva1, Alexandra Nikolova2, Vladimir Georgiev3

1 Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria

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

3 Department of Computer Science, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

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Keywords:: Data Mining, Recommendation Systems, Cultural Heritage, Data Collection.

Received: June 14, 2021 Reviewed: July 10, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Mitreva, E., Nikolova, A., Georgiev, V. (2021), Web Mining Techniques Applicable for Cultural Heritage Observations. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 253-260, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Orlin Kouzov – The Influence of the Artificial Intelligence on the Development of the Economy - Some Cultural Aspects

Abstract. In an era of mass digitalization and revolutionary changes in the labor market, more and more people need to change profession and the development of new forms of digital art is a niche with expected growth. The associated reasons are complex, but it is possible to predict and guide them.

Title: The Influence of the Artificial Intelligence on the Development of the Economy - Some Cultural Aspects

Authors: Orlin Kouzov1

1 GATE Institute – Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 125 Tsarigradsko shosse Blvd., Block 2, Floor 1, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Art, Knowledge Economy, Digital Workplace, Data Science.

Received: , 2021 Reviewed: , 2021 Final Accepted: , 2021

Citiation: Kouzov, O. (2021), The Influence of the Artificial Intelligence on the Development of the Economy - Some Cultural Aspects. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 261-266, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Vladimir Georgiev, Aleksandra Nikolova – Virtual Reality Simulations for Presenting Cultural-historic Content in e-Learning for Kids

Abstract. Cultural heritage is a priceless asset for humanity, as it shows our achievements throughout the ages. Rapidly developing technologies and tools provide new opportunities in the process of preserving the cultural heritage. That process includes searching, research, identification, documentation, registration, conservation, restoration and adaptation of cultural-historic objects and resources. It is very important to include children in this process, to increase their awareness, stimulate their willingness to participate in its preservation and develop their affiliation with the values of the pan-European cultural heritage. Access to these resources, however, is not always possible or suitable for kids that are increasing their national identity and patriotism. That brings the need of developing new and different tools and methods for presenting digital cultural assets to a wider and more diverse audience and using them for educational purposes. In this article we describe a software component for Virtual Reality simulations and using them to present cultural-historic content to kids. We also demonstrate a three-dimensional lesson, taught in the web browser, which includes a collection of 3D objects for simulating the authentic room of the Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski.

Title: Virtual Reality Simulations for Presenting Cultural-historic Content in e-Learning for Kids

Authors: Vladimir Georgiev1, Aleksandra Nikolova2

1 Computer Science Department, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

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

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Keywords: e-Learning for Children, Virtual reality, 3D, Education for Kids, Serious Games, Gamification.

Received: June 13, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Georgiev, V., Nikolova, A. (2021), Virtual Reality Simulations for Presenting Cultural-historic Content in e-Learning for Kids. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 267-272, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Stefka Kovacheva, Ludmila Dimitrova – Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites - а Methodological Framework for Designing a Web based Application as a Didactic Resource in an Information Environment

Abstract. The paper describes а methodological framework for designing a web based application that present integrated knowledge about historical sites of cultural heritage as a didactic resource in an information environment. The tool realizes database containing information about seven world-famous historical sites of the Bulgarian cultural heritage under the protection of UNESCO. The I create module, oriented towards creation of well-organized content (knowledge) of new site of the national heritage that allows learners to show what they know, can do and how they have created their product, is also presented. The database and the web application were designed and developed in IMI (BAS).

Title: Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites - а Methodological Framework for Designing a Web based Application as a Didactic Resource in an Information Environment

Authors: Stefka Kovacheva1, Ludmila Dimitrova1

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

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Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Database, Web Based Application, Methodological Framework, UNESCO.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 13, 2021 Final Accepted: July 25, 2021

Citiation: Kovacheva, S., Dimitrova, L. (2021), Presentation of UNESCO Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Sites - а Methodological Framework for Designing a Web based Application as a Didactic Resource in an Information Environment. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 273-278, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Project Papers

 

Detelin Luchev, Maxim Goynov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Jordan Stoykov, Lilia Pavlova – Synergy of National Cultural Heritage and Technology

Abstract. This paper presents the specification of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHCS) data storage, retrieval and curation environment developed by the IMI-BAS team within the Bulgarian National Interdisciplinary Research E-infrastructure for Bulgarian Language and Cultural Heritage Resources and Technologies (CLaDA-BG). The architecture and functional components of the environment and the technologies used for the development of the environment are presented. The aim of the development is to provide and propose technologies and tools to unify the processes of access, preservation and use of cultural and historical content in accordance with established best practices and regulations in the field.

Title: Synergy of National Cultural Heritage and Technology

Authors: Detelin Luchev1, Maxim Goynov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Jordan Stoykov1, Lilia Pavlova2

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

2 Laboratory of Telematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Research e-infrastructure, Digital Humanities, Digital Content Management Systems.

Received: June 02, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Luchev, D., Goynov, M., Paneva-Marinova, D., Stoykov, J., Pavlova, L. (2021), Synergy of National Cultural Heritage and Technology. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 281-286, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Dimitar Minev, Ivan Kratchanov – The Future of the Past: Bringing Attention to Plovdiv's Forgotten Mural Art

Abstract. This paper presents a project initiated by National Library “Ivan Vazov”, which aims to raise awareness of Plovdiv’s socialist-era mural artworks and to rethink the essence of their presence in the city. The library holds 95 project proposals for monumental art which will be digitized and included within the discourse. The 30-year distance allows a dispassionate view of this heritage, fostering a sense of awareness for their value. The project includes the realization of a bilingual monograph, a traveling exhibition and a website.

Title: The Future of the Past: Bringing Attention to Plovdiv's Forgotten Mural Art

Authors: Dimitar Minev1, Ivan Kratchanov1

1 National Library “Ivan Vazov”, 17 Avksentii Veleshki St., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digitization, Plovdiv, Cultural Heritage, Mural.

Received: June 17, 2021 Reviewed: July 16, 2021 Final Accepted: July 22, 2021

Citiation: Minev, D., Kratchanov, I. (2021), The Future of the Past: Bringing Attention to Plovdiv's Forgotten Mural Art. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 287-296, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Daniela Pavlova – New Art Forms and Process Management Strategy in an Era of Mass Digitalization

Abstract. In ancient times it took centuries before a genre of art was adopted as cultural development (like painting, sculpture etc.), while with the bursting expansion of modern audiovisual forms this process occurs much more frequently, and the need for publicly recognized criteria for valuating these new media becomes more apparent.

Title: New Art Forms and Process Management Strategy in an Era of Mass Digitalization

Authors: Daniela Pavlova1

1 University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, 119 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Augmented Reality, 3D Objects, Audiovisual Forms, Digital Art, E-Culture Criteria Training.

Received: June 03, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Pavlova, D. (2021), New Art Forms and Process Management Strategy in an Era of Mass Digitalization. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 297-302, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci, Todor Todorov, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova – Usage of Innovative Technologies and Online Media Tools for Digital Presentation of Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria

Abstract. The paper presents implementation of digital media tools and innovative technologies in open access presentation and sustainable preservation of cultural heritage objects, stored in museums. New digital preservation and curation tools like web sites, 3D modeling, virtual tours, and repositories, have been analyzed for usage in cultural heritage fields for memory institutions, museums, institutions, tourist routes, information centers and sites.

Title: Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci1, Todor Todorov2,3, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova2 – Usage of Innovative Technologies and Online Media Tools for Digital Presentation of Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria

Authors: Mirena Todorova-Ekmekci, Todor Todorov, Kalina Sotirova-Valkova

1 Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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

3 St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Digital Preservation, Cultural Heritage, Museum Informatics, Open-access, Storytelling, Virtual Tours, 3D Models.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 06, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Todorova-Ekmekci, M., Todorov, T., Sotirova-Valkova. K. (2021), Usage of Innovative Technologies and Online Media Tools for Digital Presentation of Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 303-308, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti, Alden Dochshanov – Game Environment and Design Thinking Approach for New Digital Careers

Abstract. To compete with today’s rapidly changing labour market one has to continuously self-adapt towards new attitudes and mindset. To assist such an endeavor the combination of entrepreneurship and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) skills is considered favorable. Following these basic premises, the paper presents a European project, TEAM_STAR, focused on developing a 3D game environment to promote these new skills in secondary school students for new digital careers.

Title: Game Environment and Design Thinking Approach for New Digital Careers

Authors: Michela Tramonti1, Alden Dochshanov1

1 EU-Track- European Training and Research for a Key Cooperation to business, Viale Europa 95, Terracina, Italy

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Keywords: Serious Games; Entrepreneurship Education, Design Thinking and STEM.

Received: May 26, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Tramonti, M., Dochshanov, A. (2021), Game Environment and Design Thinking Approach for New Digital Careers. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 309-314, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Michela Tramonti, Alden Dochshanov, Mariya Monova-Zheleva, Yanislav Zhelev – Approaches and Models for Application of Gamification Techniques in v-Learning

Abstract. Nowadays, the effectiveness of technology integration into teaching and learning approaches is widely recognised, mainly, in those pedagogical practices where students are the centre and co-constructors of their knowledge process. Specifically, the authors underline the potentialities of combining the gamification techniques and 3D virtual environments to design innovative learning settings through the description of two projects, TALETE and AVATAR, funded by the European Commission.

Title: Approaches and Models for Application of Gamification Techniques in v-Learning

Authors: Michela Tramonti1, Alden Dochshanov1, Mariya Monova-Zheleva2, Yanislav Zhelev2

1 EU-Track- European Training and Research for a Key Cooperation to business, Terracina, Italy

2 Laboratory of Digitization – Burgas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Burgas, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Gamification Concept, Virtual Reality, v-Learning, e-Tivities Model.

Received: May 31, 2021 Reviewed: July 05, 2021 Final Accepted: July 15, 2021

Citiation: Tramonti, M., Dochshanov, A., Monova-Zheleva, M., Zhelev, Y. (2021), Approaches and Models for Application of Gamification Techniques in v-Learning. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 315-324, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Nikolay Noev, Todor Todorov, Galina Bogdanova, Negoslav Sabev – About Semantic Knowledge for Accessibility

Abstract. The paper presents an interdisciplinary research project "Digital Accessibility for People with Special Needs: Methodology, Conceptual Models and Innovative Ecosystems". The research is focused on research and creation of innovative methodology for building accessible environments and systems and improved performance for people with disabilities. One of the main tasks of the project is to create optimal and applicable conceptual models for digital accessibility.

Title: About Semantic Knowledge for Accessibility

Authors: Nikolay Noev1, Todor Todorov1,2, Galina Bogdanova1, Negoslav Sabev1

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

2 St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Accessibility, Semantic Web, Ontology.

Received: June 17, 2021 Reviewed: July 07, 2021 Final Accepted: July 18, 2021

Citiation: Noev, N., Todorov, T., Bogdanova, G., Sabev, N. (2021), About Semantic Knowledge for Accessibility. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 325-330, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Workshops and Information Days

 

Peter Stanchev, Hristiyaniya Ancheva, Aneta Karaivanova, Radoslav Pavlov, George Simeonov – The 12th National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Abstract. The paper gives an overview the current landscape and the activities on national and institutional level regarding Open Science, Open Access to scientific information, Open Data and the overall development of the Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Title: The 12th National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud

Authors: Peter Stanchev1,2, Hristiyaniya Ancheva3, Aneta Karaivanova4, Radoslav Pavlov1, George Simeonov1

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

2 Kettering University, Flint, USA

3 Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia, Bulgaria

4 Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Keywords: Open Access, Access to Knowledge, Open Science, European Open Science Cloud, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud.

Received: June 20, 2021 Reviewed: July 07, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Stanchev, P., Ancheva, H., Karaivanova, A., Pavlov, R., Simeonov, G. (2021), The 12th National Information Day: Open Science, Open Data, Open Access, Bulgarian Open Science Cloud. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 333-340, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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Radoslav Pavlov, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Detelin Luchev, Lubomir Zlatkov, Nikolay Noev – Workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content

Abstract. The workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content presents outcomes of the National Scientific Program “Cultural and Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development”, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (approved by DCM No 577 of 17 August 2018), achieved during the third year under the Work Package No. 4 “Activities for the Development of Scientific and Applied Products” (Activity "Digitization and virtualization of cultural heritage"). The workshop outlines also some future trends for educational applications of digital cultural content.

Title: Workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content

Authors: Radoslav Pavlov1, Desislava Paneva-Marinova1, Detelin Luchev1, Lubomir Zlatkov1, Nikolay Noev1

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

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Keywords: Virtual Museums, Educational Application, Cultural Heritage.

Received: June 15, 2021 Reviewed: July 10, 2021 Final Accepted: July 21, 2021

Citiation: Pavlov, R., Paneva-Marinova, D., Luchev, D., Zlatkov, L., Noev, N. (2021), Workshop on New Educational Applications of Digital Cultural Content. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage. Vol. 11, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2021, pp. 341-342, ISSN 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN 2535-0366 (Online).
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