The digitisation of cultural resources offers new opportunities for discovery, exploration, and enjoyment of culture by anyone online. But to unlock the full potential of the information contained in these resources, automated analysis, enrichment and retrieval techniques are necessary.
Working together with relevant cultural institutions, such as libraries, museums, performing arts institutions, and the creative industry, DDS researchers and fellow researchers from the humanities and social sciences gain insight in the ways various communities interact with and interpret cultural resources. This research also expands our knowledge on the everyday utility of cultural resources to people, and how to enrich their experiences at cultural events.
The focus of our projects is on digital information representations of cultural resources, cultural resource consumption through live social events (such as special gallery exhibitions or concerts and festivals) and the culture-related discourse and interpretation in networked communities.