CULTOS – Cultural Units of Learning, Tools and Services

Authoring and knowledge management tools for cultural multimedia

CULTOS developed new knowledge-aware multimedia authoring and presentation tools for non-technical experts that allow for cross-media integration of cultural content. The research and development work included the following main elements: An end-user authoring tool to combine multimedia and knowledge bases, the specification and implementation of the properties of autonomous portable meta-data objects (Enhanced Multimedia Meta Objects – EMMOs), and the delivery and deployment of these objects in different publishing contexts. Furthermore transformation tools were developed that take EMMOs and convert them into web based hypermedia while maintaining the knowledge structures, which are based on an ontology for the domain of cultural studies and literary science.