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The City-Stories project presented at HistoInformatics'17

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4th International Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics'17) © CIKM'17
4th International Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics'17)

The Data Semantics Lab of the Institute of Information Systems attended the 4th International Workshop on Computational History (HistoInformatics'17) workshop held in Singapore from 6th to 10th of November, in conjunction with 26th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM 2017.  

Our lab member Shaban Shabani attended this conference and presented the paper titled “City-Stories: A Hybrid Multimedia and Entity Retrieval System for Historical Data". This paper is a joint work between research groups at HES-SO Valais-Wallis (Data Semantics Lab), University of Fribourg (eXascale InfoLab) and University of Basel (DBIS Research Group).  

City-Stories is a novel system that combines content-based similarity search on both historical and contemporary multimedia data with spatio-temporal queries and that exploits semantic analysis of the content for entity recognition and linking. The City-Stories has been deployed in a tourist application where cultural heritage content from archives and memory institutions is complemented with content contributed by users through a crowdsourcing approach.

The Histoinformatics as an interdisciplinary workshop signifies a prestigious gathering that brings together research-oriented practitioners of the historical disciplines, computer science and cultural heritage sector, in a unique collaborative environment. This was an excellent prospect to present our work, attend learning-focused sessions and develop forthcoming networking opportunities.