News 08 December 2023

ITSERR Published its First 14 Academic Articles

ITSERR, Italian Strengthening of the ESFRI RI RESILIENCE, has published 14 academic articles. These online accessible publications are all oriented towards RESILIENCE, in particular concerning the data center, toolkit and the Data Management Plan with FAIR-by-design principles.

In the past months, ITSERR WP4 (DaMSym – Data Mining: the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Symbolum), WP5 (Digital Maktaba), WP6 (YASMINE – Yet Another visual-Semantic Metascraper for Intelligent kNowledge Extraction), WP7 (REVER – REVErse Regesta) and WP9 (TAURUS – Toolkit for Analysis and visUalisation for aRchaeology and religioUs Studies) published the first outputs of the research conducted.

Each of the publications enlisted is presenting how the ITSERR research teams are making real the Action Clusters that build the ITSERR project, all oriented towards RESILIENCE, and in particular:

  • Establishment of the spine of all RESILIENCE services, the data center.
  • Development of 2 toolkits and 9 tools/services.
  • Ensuring a proper management of infrastructure data with a dedicated Data Management Plan, and a full-fledged support of FAIR-by-design principles coherent the RESILIENCE DMP.

RESILIENCE will be the main and most important recipient of all of the ITSERR outputs, in terms of tools and services, knowledge and facilities serving the community of Religious Studies beyond the Italian national borders: all ITSERR deliverables are indeed designed and drafted to allow the knowledge transfer towards the European infrastructure.


1. Structured-Light Scanning and Metrological Analysis for Archaeology: Quality Assessment of Artec 3D Solutions for Cuneiform Tablets

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2. Novel Perspectives for the Management of Multilingual and Multialphabetic Heritages through Automatic Knowledge Extraction: The DigitalMaktaba Approach

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3. Preserving and conserving culture: first steps towards a knowledge extractor and cataloguer for multilingual and multi-alphabetic heritages

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4. A tool for semiautomatic cataloguing of an islamic digital library: a use case from the Digital Maktaba project (short paper)

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5. Knowledge Extraction and Cross-Language Data Integration in Digital Libraries

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6. Knowledge extraction, management and long-term preservation of non-Latin cultural heritages-Digital Maktaba project presentation

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7. Bridging Islamic Knowledge and AI: Inquiring ChatGPT on Possible Categorizations for an Islamic Digital Library (full paper)

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8. Handwritten Text Generation from Visual Archetypes

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9. How to Choose Pretrained Handwriting Recognition Models for Single Writer Fine-Tuning

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10. Volumetric Fast Fourier Convolution for Detecting Ink on the Carbonized Herculaneum Papyri

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11. Measuring fairness under unawareness of sensitive attributes: A quantification-based approach

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12. IsometricWords Based on Swap and Mismatch Distance

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13. Hypercubes and IsometricWords Based on Swap and Mismatch Distance

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14. Isometric Words and Edit Distance: Main Notions and New Variations

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ITSERR is a project based in Italy, that is designed to strengthen RESILIENCE according to the needs of the Religious Studies scientific community, support the existing national infrastructure and bring it to a higher level of maturity, both in terms of involvement of technology and ability to increase the innovation, quality and variety of the knowledge produced by the community of Religious Studies. Therefore, most of the ITSERR Work Packages aim at supporting the advancement of scholarship in Religious Studies and IT – as applied to Religious Studies and the Humanities in general.

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