PATHS: A System for Accessing Cultural Heritage Collections

Agirre, Eneko; Aletras, Nikolaos; Clough, Paul; Fernando, Samuel; Goodale, Paula; Hall, Mark; Soroa, Aitor and Stevenson, Mark (2013). PATHS: A System for Accessing Cultural Heritage Collections. In: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations, Association for Computational Linguistics, Sofia, Bulgaria pp. 151–156.



This paper describes a system for navigating large collections of information about cultural heritage which is applied to Europeana, the European Library. Europeana contains over 20 million artefacts with meta-data in a wide range of European languages. The system currently provides access to Europeana content with meta-data in English and Spanish. The paper describes how Natural Language Processing is used to enrich and organise this meta-data to assist navigation through Europeana and shows how this information is used within the system.

Viewing alternatives

Download history

Item Actions