Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

The H2020 CrossCult Project (2016-2019)

Participants : Miguel Couceiro, Nyoman Juniarta, Amedeo Napoli.

The H2020 CrossCult (http://www.crosscult.eu/) project aims at making “reflective history” a reality in the European cultural context, by enabling the re-interpretation of European (hi)stories through cross-border interconnections among cultural digital resources, citizen viewpoints and physical venues. The project has two main goals, (i) to lower cultural EU barriers and create unique cross-border perspectives, by connecting existing digital historical resources and by creating new ones through public participation, (ii) to create long-lasting experiences of social learning and entertainment that will provide a better understanding and re-interpretation of European history. To achieve this, CrossCult aims at connecting and combining existing digital cultural assets, at increasing integration, interaction, and reflection about European past and present history. CrossCult was implemented w.r.t. four real-world pilots including cities, museums, and cultural sites. The role of the Orpailleur Team, in conjunction with the LORIA Kiwi Team, was to work on data mining –actually sequence mining– and recommendation, with a focus on the mining visitor trajectories in a museum or a touristic site, and on the definition of a visitor profile in connection with domain knowledge.

The CrossCult project involved many teams, namely Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology and Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l'Europe (Luxembourg, leaders of the project), University College London (England), University of Malta (Malta), University of Peloponnese and Technological Educational Institute of Athens (Greece), Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy), University of Vigo (Spain), National Gallery (London, England), and GVAM Guìas Interactivas (Spain), and the Kiwi Team from LORIA together with the Orpailleur team.