Digital Cultural Heritage tools at work.

Intervenant(s) : T B Dinesh,

  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Woensdag 10 juli 2013
  • Horaire : 17h00
  • Durée : 40 minutes
  • Lieu : K.1.105
Fils rouges : Au quotidienEnjeux sociétauxOpen Data
Public cible : DécideursGeeksGrand publicProfessionnels


Lepakshi, a temple site near Bangalore (India), has many large murals from the Vijayanagara period ( see ). We are experimenting on how large murals can be annotated by experts and others so that these annotations also contribute to the knowledge bank of Indian Digital Heritage. We demonstrate a set of reusable tools that we have developed to help the process of annotation and curation for cultural heritage and museum platforms. We start with customizing a set of tools for a given context and use it to demonstrate its utility in annotating a mural or another artefact with semantic labels. Then we illustrate how these annotations can be pulled into a context of curation by a set of experts. In the meantime, we demonstrate how a narrative can be rendered to a specific group of interest.


Dinesh has Computer Science background and is a founder of Janastu ( in Bangalore, India. Janastu has been providing free and open source (FOSS) solutions and support to small not-for-profit and non-governmental organisations (NPOs/NGOs) since 2002. This includes one-on-one consulting regarding the information management needs of the NPOs/NGOs, building their online and offline knowledge bases and providing support to their projects: designing web-sites, configuring news-filters, helping them migrate to open source solutions, localisation and Indian language issues support, geographic information collection, and necessary R&D. Over the last year, they have developed the concept of SWeeT Web and used it with platforms such as “re-narration web” in order to address the issue of contextualisation needs of web content, in particular for the case of non-literate web users and with platforms that help build a knowledge bank of Indian Digital Heritage. Dinesh is also a founding member of the International Institute of Art Culture and Democracy.