PD Dr. Rudolf Seising, Deutsches Museum München, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Leitung Projekt "IGGI" Forschungsinstitut für Technik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte
MA Christian Vater, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Geschichte, Gastwissenschaftler: https://www.geschichte.kit.edu/1933.php
The current generation of access tools in the cultural heritage domain are inspired by modern web search technology, yet those tools privilege ultra-fast look-up search for factual details and navigational needs. The design of these systems fails to address the dominant needs of online users of cultural heritage, who have no crisp factual information need but come to discover something. This difference has fundamental consequences for the design of systems that support users to explore and experience, come to learn and be amazed, and engage with the material from many different angles. It has also fundamental consequences for back office systems that should empower curators to go beyond access and object descriptions, allowing them to translate their knowledge into a rich cultural information space. Unleashing this power enables us to realize the full potential of cultural heritage by transferring its meaning or aura into the digital realm, and explore the different narratives in ways that make users be touched by the story.
Jaap Kamps is an associate professor of information retrieval at the University of Amsterdam.His research interests span all facets of information storage and retrieval – from user-centric to system-centric, and from basic research to applied research. A common element is the combination of textual information with additional structure, such as document structure, web-link structure, and/or contextual information, such as meta-data, anchors, tags, clicks, or profiles. Current interests are in “IR for social good” by working on novel access tools for cultural heritage and political data, and by developing explainable and interpretable neural models for search and analytics. He has published over 400 papers in all major conferences and journals, which can be found at
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