Capturing the Intangible - An Introduction to the I-Treasures Project

Kosmas Dimitropoulos, Sotiris Manitsaris, Filareti Tsalakanidou, Spiros Nikolopoulos, Bruce Denby, Samer Al Kork, Lise Crevier-Buchman, Claire Pillot-Loiseau, Martine Adda-Decker, Stephane Dupont, Joelle Tilmanne, Michela Ott, Marilena Alivizatou, Erdal Yilmaz, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Vassilios Charisis, Olivier Deroo, Athanasios Manitsaris, Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Nikos Grammalidis


Cultural expression is not limited to architecture, monuments or collections of artifacts. It also includes fragile intangible live expressions, which involve knowledge and skills such as music, dance, singing, theatre, human skills and craftsmanship. These manifestations of human intelligence and creativeness constitute our Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), a basic factor of local cultural identity and a guaranty for sustainable development. In this paper, we briefly introduce the i-Treasures research project, which aims at developing an open and extendable platform to provide access to ICH resources, enable knowledge exchange and contribute to the transmission of rare know-how. The project goes beyond digitization of cultural content; it creates new knowledge that has never been analysed or studied before through novel methodologies for the analysis and modelling of ICH based on multisensory technology. High-level semantics are extracted enabling researchers to identify possible implicit or hidden correlations between different ICH expressions or interpretation styles and study the evolution of a specific ICH. Four different ICH cases are studied: traditional songs, dance interactions, pottery and contemporary music composition Combining conventional learning procedures and sensorimotor learning through an interactive 3D environment, i-Treasures breaks new ground in education and knowledge transfer of ICH.


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Paper Citation

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Dimitropoulos K., Manitsaris S., Tsalakanidou F., Nikolopoulos S., Denby B., Al Kork S., Crevier-Buchman L., Pillot-Loiseau C., Adda-Decker M., Dupont S., Tilmanne J., Ott M., Alivizatou M., Yilmaz E., Hadjileontiadis L., Charisis V., Deroo O., Manitsaris A., Kompatsiaris I. and Grammalidis N. (2014). Capturing the Intangible - An Introduction to the I-Treasures Project . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: IAMICH, (VISIGRAPP 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-004-8, pages 773-781. DOI: 10.5220/0004871607730781

in Bibtex Style

author={Kosmas Dimitropoulos and Sotiris Manitsaris and Filareti Tsalakanidou and Spiros Nikolopoulos and Bruce Denby and Samer Al Kork and Lise Crevier-Buchman and Claire Pillot-Loiseau and Martine Adda-Decker and Stephane Dupont and Joelle Tilmanne and Michela Ott and Marilena Alivizatou and Erdal Yilmaz and Leontios Hadjileontiadis and Vassilios Charisis and Olivier Deroo and Athanasios Manitsaris and Ioannis Kompatsiaris and Nikos Grammalidis},
title={Capturing the Intangible - An Introduction to the I-Treasures Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: IAMICH, (VISIGRAPP 2014)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 2: IAMICH, (VISIGRAPP 2014)
TI - Capturing the Intangible - An Introduction to the I-Treasures Project
SN - 978-989-758-004-8
AU - Dimitropoulos K.
AU - Manitsaris S.
AU - Tsalakanidou F.
AU - Nikolopoulos S.
AU - Denby B.
AU - Al Kork S.
AU - Crevier-Buchman L.
AU - Pillot-Loiseau C.
AU - Adda-Decker M.
AU - Dupont S.
AU - Tilmanne J.
AU - Ott M.
AU - Alivizatou M.
AU - Yilmaz E.
AU - Hadjileontiadis L.
AU - Charisis V.
AU - Deroo O.
AU - Manitsaris A.
AU - Kompatsiaris I.
AU - Grammalidis N.
PY - 2014
SP - 773
EP - 781
DO - 10.5220/0004871607730781