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  • 251.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Rudmark, Daniel
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    The Need for Systems Development Capability in Design Science Research: Enabling Researcher-System Developer Collaboration2013In: Information Systems and E-Business Management, ISSN 1617-9846, E-ISSN 1617-9854, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 335-355Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information systems as an artefact-oriented discipline require a strong interaction between researchers, developers and users regarding design of, development of, and the study of the use of digital artefacts in social settings. During recent years, performing research in a design science research spirit has gained increasing interest. In larger scale design research endeavours, access to systems development capabilities becomes necessary. Such a unit, InnovationLab, was established in 2006 in a university setting in Sweden. In this paper we are investigating the 5 years’ experience of running this InnovationLab. Our findings point to an innovation lab being valuable for research in general and especially for design science research. However, in order to balance the business of an innovation lab, it will be necessary to provide services for other stakeholders (such as administrative units, teachers, and students) as a means for developing systems development capability aimed at supporting researchers.

  • 252.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Rudmark, Daniel
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    The Need for Systems Development Capability in Design Science Research: Investigating the role of an Innovation Lab as part of the academy2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Information systems as an artefact-oriented discipline require a strong interaction between researches, developers and users regarding, design of, development of, and the study of the use of digital artefacts in social settings. During latter years performing research in a design science research spirit has gained increasing interest. In larger scale design research endeavours access to systems development capabilities becomes necessary. Such a unit, an InnovationLab, was established in 2006 in a university setting in Sweden. In this paper we are investigating the five years of experience from running this InnovationLab. Our findings point to an innovation lab being valuable for research in general and especially for design science research. However, in order to balance the business of an innovation lab it will be necessary to provide services for other stakeholders (such as administrative units, teachers, and students) as means for developing systems development capability aimed for supporting researchers.

  • 253.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Rittgen, Peter
    Challenges Concerning Data-Driven Innovation2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Digital transformation is highly relevant to most organisations in the business and the government sectors. One important aspect of digital transformation is the capability to exploit data in order to develop new services. For a number of businesses, this capability has become an imperative to their survival in an ever more competitive market. Today, data exploitation is of vital importance for innovation and economic growth. However, there is a lack of consolidated knowledge about the challenges of managing processes for data-driven innovation. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to elaborate on challenges concerning data-driven innovation. We have used the Grounded Theory approach to identify such challenges which are: lack of a systematic process, problems with data access, distrust of data, lack of appropriate digital tools and insufficient competence. Our conclusions reveal that data is rarely used as a strategic resource in data-driven innovation and that there is a lack of data management.

  • 254.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hallqvist, Carina
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Assessment of IT Services: The Need for a Service Perspective2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 255.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Experiences from sequential use of mixed methods2011In: Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, ISSN 1477-7029, E-ISSN 1477-7029, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 87-95Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 256.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Mixed Methods in Use: Experiences from Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches2011In: In proceedings of the 10th European conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, Caen, France, June 20-21, 2011. / [ed] Marie Ashwin, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 257.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Karu, Kaimar
    Axelos.
    Göbel, Hannes
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Hearsum, Philip
    Axelos.
    Hero, Philip
    Support Services Institute.
    IT Service Management: The Alignment of ITIL® Practitioner Guidance with Service-Dominant Logic2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The application of a service-oriented perspective in the IT sector has become the paradigm, making managers highly aware of the importance of being service oriented and customer focused. In the IT sector, a service-oriented perspective is encompassed in the widespread field of IT Service Management (ITSM). However, while ITSM practitioners are, to a certain degree, becoming aware of the benefits of the contemporary Service-Dominant Logic perspective, the primary market view still adheres to Goods-Dominant Logic. The majority of IT organisations around the globe rely on the ITSM framework ITIL in order to adopt and adapt a service perspective. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the ITIL® Practitioner Guidance (the latest ITIL book) aligns with Service-Dominant Logic. The paper discusses findings in relation to four codes: Definition of service, The role of the service provider, Value and value propositions, and Co-creation.

  • 258.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Lind, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Samverkan kring kompetensförsörjning: temporär arbetskraft som strategisk framgångsfaktor2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Projektets mål har varit att utveckla co-designbegreppet samt att identifiera nya innovativa samarbetsformer mellan inhyrare och uthyrare (bemanningsföretag) av temporär arbetskraft. Co-design har av flera forskare rapporterats som framgångsrikt Co-design kan ses som en multi- intressentmodell där intressenter stimuleras att tänka ”outside the box” för att hitta nya hållbara lösningar. Syftet är identifiera och diskutera relevanta perspektiv för att skapa en gemensam förståelse av både problemet och den mest tilltalande lösningen. Tillämpandet av co-design innebär en ständig växling mellan ett gemensamt skapande och en gemensam reflektion. Att uppnå en progression genom artikulering ses som viktigt. Vår analys av begreppet co-design har lett till att vi identifierat flera styrkor som är relaterade till innovationsprocessen, verksamhetsdesign, IT-design och samarbete. Vår analys har också identifierat ett antal brister. T ex är det oklart hur överenskommelser ska träffas när konflikterande perspektiv möts. En annan brist är att co-design är väl beskrivet som teori men behöver utvecklas som metod. Dvs, det är oklart hur ett konkret tillvägagångssättet ser ut. Vi har särskilt studerat och baserat resultat utifrån att användning av workshop som arbetsform i ett co-designperspektiv. Vi har genomfört en förstudie av ett co-design-projekt med ett flertal medverkande aktörer. Medverkande i projektet har varit inhyrare av arbetskraft, uthyrare av arbetskraft (tre bemanningsföretag), en facklig organisation samt forskare. De resultat som projektet tagit fram kan indelas i två huvudkategorier. Det ena huvudkategorin är ett tentativt resultat som handlar om workshops som en innovativ arbetsform. Den andra huvudkategorin handlar om förslag på samarbetsområden mellan inhyrare och bemanningsföretag. De identifierade områdena är både sådana som har en förbättringspotential och sådana som innebär helt nya samarbetsmöjligheter.

  • 259.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    [external].
    Melin, Ulf
    Project Oriented Student Work: Group Formation and Learning2006In: Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, 2006, Dallas, Texas, USA, November 2-5, 2006., 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper evaluates how semi-randomly formed project groups, compared to forming groups at free will, affect students’ learning in a project-oriented setting. The findings are based on empirical data. We have analyzed students’ experiences by taking a course in the subject of Information Systems. The identified experiences are considered to be either a strength or a problem. We can conclude that how we form project groups has an effect on learning. We can also conclude that several of the experiences from semi-randomly formed project groups are of both a positive and negative nature. In the concluding chapter, we give some explanations in order to understand the differences in students’ experiences.

  • 260.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Neubauer, Matthias
    Stary, Christian
    Guiding situated method transfer in design and evaluation2013In: Universal Access in the Information Society, ISSN 1615-5289, E-ISSN 1615-5297, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 151-168Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose is to suggest guidelines for supporting the transfer of design and evaluation methods from one organization/field/sector to another. There exist a variety of methods for designing and evaluating interactive socio-technical systems. Many of them have been developed for dedicated purposes, such as heuristic evaluation, referring to specific situations and artifacts. Due to the recent diversification of devices and the continuing diffusion of society with interactive systems, applying design and evaluation methods in an effective and efficient way has become crucial, in particular when operating under tight economic conditions and demanding user constraints. Learning from other projects, cases, disciplines or sectors seems to be one way to effectively apply methods in design and evaluation. In order to validate the suggested guidelines, the guidelines are theoretically informed and empirically supported by the use of a case study. The results consist of a set of seven guidelines for method transfer. The guidelines are described in terms of questions to ask, expected input and expected output and how they relate to the other guidelines. Transferring methods require an informed procedure, reflecting the rationale of methods, application-specific factors and experience of use. In this paper, some conceptual foundations are given when exploring transferability of methods and implemented in the field of IT cross-sector developments. The developed guidelines allow developers to identify situation-specific elements and design an effective learning experience for a case at hand. The introduced content structure and interactive features show an effective way of developer support.

  • 261.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Persson, Linda
    Tregamma.
    Best Practice in IT Service Management: Experienced Strengths and Weaknesses of using ITIL2016In: International Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, 2016, p. 60-67Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on the management of IT services and especially on best practices in the IT sector. Successful organizations must continuously improve their business management, including their IT management, in order to retain competitive advantages, and thus they need to reflect upon and improve their ways of working. One important aspect of this is usage of best practices. Best practices are toolsets or frameworks for the management of business and IT alignment, and their purpose is to improve the quality of IT services through delivering superior results compared to other frameworks, time after time. The most cited, globally recognized and adopted best practice is Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). The problem we address is that there exist contradictory claims concerning the usefulness of best practices. Due to these contradictory claims, the purpose of this paper is to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of ITIL. To fulfill the purpose of this paper, we have conducted a qualitative study where we have collected empirical experiences from use of ITIL. We have interviewed 15 IT managers and IT consultants about their experiences of using ITIL.

    We can conclude that previous findings are fragmented and thus we have presented a coherent and structured collection of empirical experiences categorized as strengths and weaknesses. The identified strengths are: high reliability, improved cost efficiency, a tool for communication and support for structured work. The identified weaknesses are: lack of concretion, adaptation difficulties, being too comprehensive and having high costs. These strengths and weaknesses have to be managed in accordance with the situation at hand. We believe that our findings can contribute in two ways: 1) they consist of a coherent and structured overview informing about both strengths and weaknesses, and 2) the weaknesses can be used as requirements for a redesign of ITIL. Our study has in a cumulative way advanced the state-of-the-art by adding new knowledge based on empirical data.

  • 262.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Remenyi, Dan
    Grounded Theory in Use: a Review of Experiences2002In: Proceedings of the first European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2002, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper evaluates experiences from novice use of the qualitative analysis methodology grounded theory. The methodology can be understood as a reaction against more traditional scientific approaches such as hypothesis testing and quantitative analysis. The paper tries to answer the question: What problems and strengths arise from the practical use of grounded theory? In order to answer the question a list of problems and strengths, categorised into the methodology phases open coding, axial coding, selective coding and theoretical sampling, is presented. Some findings of a more general nature are also presented.

  • 263.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Romare, Sören
    Sofigate.
    Principles for Good Enough IT Service Management2018In: 14thEuropean Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG), Utrecht, The Netherlands, Oct 18-19., 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To manage IT services continues to be a challenging process for many organizations. IT service providers are under constant pressure to deliver IT services both at a low cost and high quality, in order to maximize benefits and value for their customers. Obviously, IT service providers find that solving this equation is almost impossible. Thus, there is a need to find new principles or guidance which support satisficing and acceptable IT service delivery. Improvement of IT services delivery are often related to the concept of IT Service Management (ITSM). ITSM focuses on service delivery and can be regarded as an umbrella term including frameworks, models, and methodologies. Our review of the ITSM literature has revealed that best practices and standards have been considered as expensive to implement and maintain, have caused high expectations that are seldom fulfilled, are viewed as too complex, and have high learning thresholds which mean that learning is time-consuming. The purpose of this paper is to suggest principles concerning good enough IT service management which should be seen as a complement to established best practices and standards such as ITIL or ISO/IEC 20000 IT Service Management Standard. Our study has generated four principles: 1) focus on core processes, 2) design for co-creation of value, 3) recognize situation-specific attributes, and 4) avoid over-engineering. The purpose of the principles is to support the assessment of IT service delivery and to promote service management, with respect to costs, effort, and customer value. The principles have been implemented in a digital tool for the assessment and management of IT service delivery. The tool has been used to test and verify the principles in real empirical settings. The principles have also been collaboratively formulated by service practitioners and researchers. We claim that the principles advance theory concerning service management, by providing normative knowledge with respect to the concept of good enough. 

  • 264.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Salomonson, Nicklas
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Measures that Matters: Service Quality in IT Service Management2014In: International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, ISSN 1756-669X, E-ISSN 1756-6703, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 60-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – IT service management (ITSM) is a discipline for management and maintenance of IT-systems and is claimed to play a critical role in supporting and satisfying business requirements. However, from a customer perspective, ITSM is considered as being costly and the outcome is not always satisfactory. Measurements used to monitor and evaluate ITSM-processes are mainly suggested from a service provider perspective. The purpose of this paper is to suggest measurements for ITSM based on a customer perspective that can be used for improving questionnaires. Design/methodology/approach – The SERVQUAL scale has been used as a base for suggesting customer-oriented measurements for the ITSM-field. The gathered qualitative empirical data consisted of customer feedback, in questionnaires, to five IT service providers in Sweden. Based on these empirical data, the SERVQUAL scale has been modified according to ITSM-specific customer requirements. The service providers represent the sectors: car construction, forest management, IT consultants, public sector and logistics. Findings – The paper demonstrates three types of findings: confirmation of original SERVQUAL determinants that could be reused in the ITSM-field, modification of attributes of the SERVQUAL determinants to better fit in the ITSM-field, and development of new categories and new attributes. Moreover, the analysis of SERVQUAL in relation to the empirical data revealed that the SERVQUAL’s original conceptual structure needed to be improved. The authors have added a third hierarchical level that supports a conceptual understanding. Originality/value – The knowledge contribution consists of a developed SERVQUAL, adjusted to fit the ITSM-field, and a suggested new conceptual structure of SERVQUAL consisting of three concepts: determinant, category and attribute.

  • 265.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Trostek, Linda
    Tregamma.
    Best Practice in IT Service Management: Experienced Strengths and Weaknesses of using ITIL2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on the management of IT services and especially on best practices in the IT sector. Successful organizations must continuously improve their business management, including their IT management, in order to retain competitive advantages, and thus they need to reflect upon and improve their ways of working. One important aspect of this is usage of best practices. Best practices are toolsets or frameworks for the management of business and IT alignment, and their purpose is to improve the quality of IT services through delivering superior results compared to other frameworks, time after time. The most cited, globally recognized and adopted best practice is Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). The problem we address is that there exist contradictory claims concerning the usefulness of best practices. Due to these contradictory claims, the purpose of this paper is to learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of ITIL. To fulfill the purpose of this paper, we have conducted a qualitative study where we have collected empirical experiences from use of ITIL. We have interviewed 15 IT managers and IT consultants about their experiences of using ITIL. We can conclude that previous findings are fragmented and thus we have presented a coherent and structured collection of empirical experiences categorized as strengths and weaknesses. The identified strengths are: high reliability, improved cost efficiency, a tool for communication and support for structured work. The identified weaknesses are: lack of concretion, adaptation difficulties, being too comprehensive and having high costs. These strengths and weaknesses have to be managed in accordance with the situation at hand. We believe that our findings can contribute in two ways: 1) they consist of a coherent and structured overview informing about both strengths and weaknesses, and 2) the weaknesses can be used as requirements for a redesign of ITIL. Our study has in a cumulative way advanced the state-of-the-art by adding new knowledge based on empirical data.

  • 266.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    [external].
    Ågerfalk, Pär
    On the Concept of Method in Information Systems Development1999In: Proceedings of the 22nd Information Systems Research In Scandinavia (IRIS 22), Keuruu, Finland, August 7–10, 1999. / [ed] Käkölä T, 1999Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    System development methods are often used as aids during the development of information systems. This paper examines the concept of method and other related notions in order to achieve a better understanding of their meaning and structure. The motivation for this paper is the emerging flora of different and related concepts and thus a need to sort things out. The main contribution of the paper is a conceptual model describing how the method concept and other related notions relate.

  • 267.
    Cronholm, Stefan
    et al.
    [external].
    Ågerfalk, Pär
    Goldkuhl, Göran
    From Usability to Actability1999In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International’99), Munich, Germany, August 22–27., 1999Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 268. Curchod, Florian J.
    et al.
    Johansson, Markus
    Augusiak, Remigiusz
    Hoban, Matthew J.
    Wittek, Peter
    Acín, Antonio
    Unbounded randomness certification using sequences of measurements2015In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 95, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 269. Curtarolo, S.
    et al.
    Awasthi, N.
    Setyawan, W.
    Jiang, A.
    Bolton, Kim
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Tokune, T.
    Harutyunyan, A. R.
    Influence of Mo on the Fe:Mo:C nanocatalyst thermodynamics for singlewalled carbon nanotube growth2008In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 78, no 5Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 270. Curtarolo, Stefano
    et al.
    Awasthi, Neha
    Setyawan, Wahyu
    Mora, Elena
    Tokune, Toshio
    Bolton, Kim
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Harutyunyan, Avetik R.
    The role of carbon solubility in Fe-C nano-clusters on the growth of small single-walled carbon nanotubes2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 271. Curtarolo, Stefano
    et al.
    Awasthi, Neha
    Setyawan, Wahyu
    Tokune, Toshio
    Mora, Elena
    Kuznetsov, O.
    Harutyunyan, Avetik R.
    Bolton, Kim
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    The apparent paradox of the Gibbs-Thompson phenomenon is the thermodynamic limit for the activity of Fe anf Fe:Mo catalysts for carbon nanotubes growth2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 272. Cutrarolo, Stefano
    et al.
    Awastahi, Neha
    Setyawan, Wahyu
    Li, Na
    Jiang, Aiqin
    Mora, Elena
    Bolton, Kim
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Harutyunyan, Avetik R.
    Thermodynamics of carbon in iron nanoparticles at low temperature: reduced solubility and size-induced nucleation of cementite2010In: Physics Procedia, ISSN 1875-3892, E-ISSN 1875-3892, Vol. 6, p. 16-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this manuscript we present the thermodynamics of iron-carbon nano particles at low temperature. By combining classical molecular dynamics simulations, ab initio calculations, finite temperature thermodynamics modeling, and the “size/pressure approximation”, we address carbon-induced fluidization, size-induced eutectic point shift, and reduced solubility at the nanoscale. The results are used to describe, as functions of particle size, three scenarios in the catalytic chemical vapor deposition growth of single single-walled carbon nanotubes, corresponding to steady state-, limitedand no-growth.

  • 273.
    Czari, Emelie
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Jarander, Ida
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Closure in IT Projects - A Never-Ending Story2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    IT projects serve as the foundation through which a number of organizationalInformation Technology benefits can be created. However, it appears to be acomplicated task with great economic consequences at stake to finish a project beforepositive results can be reached. Project closure, the very last phase of the project lifecycle, seems to be underrepresented in current research compared to the other phasesof the project life cycle. The research regarding postponed closure, meaning thatprojects, which technically are finished, are still allowed to continue, or projects thatare directly unfeasible and therefore should be prematurely terminated, is even moreabsent. This indicates that problems arise somewhere, which is what will beinvestigated in this study.The aim of this study is to gain an understanding to the underlying reasons whycertain projects face a delayed closure, when they in reality should be finalizedearlier. In order to do so, a semi-structured interview study was carried out andpresented in a qualitative data analysis. The results of this study, based on empiricalfindings and support from theoretical frameworks, and presented in an analysis anddiscussion, indicates that there are a number of reasons that are causing postponedclosure. Among others, it has been noted that the planning for project closure maybegin too late in the process, that poor governance from the project manager and thesteering committee could be the result of hesitation to strict decision-making, and anunprepared receiving organization as a result of unsuccessful communication anddocumentation between internal and external stakeholders.

  • 274.
    Dahlbom, Anders
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Maria, Riveiro
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    König, Rikard
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Brattberg, Peter
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Supporting Golf Coaching with 3D Modeling of Swings2014In: Sportinformatik X: Jahrestagung der dvs-Sektion Sportinformatik, Hamburg: Feldhaus Verlag GmbH & Co. KG , 2014, 10, p. 142-148Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 275.
    Dahlström, Mats
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Den digitala utgåvan av Zacharias Topelius’ Skrifter. Evalueringsrapport2012Report (Other academic)
  • 276.
    Dahlström, Mats
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Digitized library collections: an open source approach2008Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    If publicly funded libraries (PFL) such as national libraries were to adopt a more open source approach when making digitized cultural heritage (CH) material available, users would be granted not only open access to delivery files at a surface level (in e.g. PDF, JPG, or XHTML) but ”deep access” to archival file material and technical documentation as well (such as TIFF, full XML/TEI, scripts, style sheets and machine instructions). PFL:s would thereby strengthen the force behind the values of equal access, of supporting education and research, and of distributing not only digitized material but competence and methods as well. They might also come one step closer to sharing information-rich material with other digitizing institutions by constructing valid banks of commonly and mutually accessible digitized CH material. As of yet however, this is far from the case. Many PFL:s are rather adopting a policy to restrict public access to light-weight delivery versions while charging users for access to the archival, deep level (or hiding it away altogether). This paper examines some of the arguments for such a restrictive policy and discusses feasible ways of bypassing some of the open source obstacles.

  • 277.
    Dahlström, Mats
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Learning by Digitizing2012In: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2012 Proceedings / [ed] Tatjana Aparac-Jelušić, Franjo Pehar, University of Zadar , 2012, Vol. 12Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish School of Library and Information Science has been offering dedicated courses in cultural heritage digitization since 2004. This paper describes the implementation of new assignments, projects and events in the courses that were developed since 2008. These new events include a critical image editing workshop, a text encoding enhancement of “dirty” OCR texts, experimental and critical evaluation of OCR software performance, and the design of a realistic digitization plan. The course innovations strengthen the course’s pedagogical legacy of sustainability and Dewey’s pragmatism, particularly of having the students perform hands-on work in digitization, experimenting with technology and drawing critical conclusions from the analysis of the results. To avoid some of the risks of naïve pragmatism however, the pedagogy and course design draws ideas from Lave’s and Wenger’s notions of situated learning by having the students engage in both local material with a situated relevance and testing their ideas in in particular existing communities of practice and/or expertise.

  • 278. Damadzadeh, B
    et al.
    Jabari, H
    Airola, Karri
    Skrifvars, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Effect of level of ceramic nanofillers on the mechanical and thermal behaviour of PLA and PLGA composite materials for medical implants2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 279. Damadzadeh, B.
    et al.
    Jabari, H.
    Skrifvars, Mikael
    University of Borås, School of Engineering.
    Airola, K.
    Moritz, N.
    Vallittu, P.
    Effect of ceramic filler content on the mechanical and thermal behaviour of poly-L-lactic acid and poly-L-lactic-co-glycolic acid composites for medical applications2010In: Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine, ISSN 0957-4530, E-ISSN 1573-4838, Vol. 21, no 9, p. 2523-2531Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One main application of resorbable poly-Llactic acid (PLLA) and poly-L-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) based materials is in medical implants. In this study composites were made from PLLA and PLGA with hydroxyapatite (HAp) respective b-tricalcium phosphate (b-TCP) fillers. The filler content and particle size were varied, and the thermal properties as well as the mechanical strength of the composites were investigated. The composites were made by an extrusion compounding process giving 2–2.5 mm diameter sized profiles. The results verified that the thermal stability of the composites was reasonable during the optimized compounding conditions. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the fillers were well dispersed in the polymer matrices. The mechanical properties were improved by the addition of the fillers. The optimum mechanical properties for the extruded profiles were obtained with the HAp fillers. The E-modulus was increased from 3.3 to 4.6 GPa by addition of filler particles (30 wt%) whereas the flexural strength was reduced from 133 to 106 MPa.

  • 280. Dang, Nhan Nguyen
    et al.
    Sundell, Håkan
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Tsigas, Philippas
    CoMarkSplit: A Concurrent Mark-Split Garbage Collector2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Garbage collectors are important components of many modern programming languages and runtime systems. Mark-split is a garbage collection algorithm that combines advantages of both mark-sweep and copying collection algorithms. With the switch to multi-core and many-core microprocessors, parallelism becomes a core issue in the design of any algorithm or software system. In this paper, we present a concurrent design of the mark-split garbage collector. Our concurrent design algorithmically introduces and makes use of an efficient concurrency control mechanism for handling the list of free intervals. This mechanism is based on a lock-free skip-list design and supports an extended set of operations that allows, atomically and in a lock-free manner, to search and remove and also to insert two intervals at the same time. We have implemented the concurrent mark-split garbage collector in OpenJDK HotSpot as a garbage collector for the tenured generation. We present experimental evaluation of our concurrent collector and compare it with the default concurrent marks-sweep garbage collector present in OpenJDK HotSpot, using the Dacapo benchmarks. The evaluation shows that our concurrent mark-split performs better than the concurrent mark-sweep garbage collector in some applications.

  • 281.
    Darányi, Sandor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Dobreva, Milena
    Toward a 5M Model of Digital Libraries2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Whereas the DELOS DRM and the 5S model of digital libraries (DL) addresses the formal side of DL, we argue that a parallel 5M model is emerging as best practice worldwide, integrating multicultural, multilingual, multimodal digital objects with multivariate statistics-based document indexing, categorization and retrieval methods. The fifth M stands for the modeling the information searching behavior of users, and of collection development. We show how an extension of the 5S model to Hilbert space (a) points toward the integration of several Ms; (b) makes the tracking of evolving semantic content feasible, and (c) leads to a field interpretation of word and sentence semantics underlying language change. First experimental results from the Strathprints e-repository verify the mathematical foundations of the 5M model.

  • 282.
    Darányi, Sándor
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Examples of Formulaity in Narratives and Scientific Communication2010In: Proceedings of the 1st International AMICUS Workshop, October 21, 2010, Vienna, Austria / [ed] Sándor Darányi, Piroska Lendvai, University of Szeged, Hungary , 2010, p. 29-35Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The AMICUS project was designed to promote scholarly networking in a topical area, motif recognition in texts, including its automation. Prior to doing so however it is necessary to show the theoretical underpinnings of the research idea. My argument is that evidence from different disciplines amounts to fragmented pieces of a bigger picture. By compiling them like pieces of a puzzle, one can see how the concept of formulaity applies to folklore texts and scholarly communication alike. Regardless of the actual name of the concept (e.g. motif, function, canonical form), what matters is that document parts and whole documents can be characterized by standard sequences of content elements, such formulaic expressions enabling higher-level document indexing and classification by machine learning, plus document retrieval. Information filtering plays a key role in the proposed technology.

  • 283.
    Darányi, Sándor
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    First- and second-order change as symmetry and symmetry breaking in folklore text content evolution: From Heraclitus to Lévi-Strauss2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We distinguish between first- and second order change and identify the former with perpetual alternation on an existential plane, the second with moving out into existential space. The first type can be demonstrated by two antagonistic processes inherent in a Markov chain of two pairs of complementary values: the chain gradually alternates between the opposite terminal states and the pattern is symmetrical. Such an existential plane catches an essential feature of Heraclitus’ philosophy, and can be illustrated by examples from classical Greek mythology. The same material also exemplifies Lévi-Strauss’ formula of myth, symmetrical in its weak and asymmetrical in 2 its canonical form. Since the weak form equals the orbit of a Klein group, we hypothesize that the canonical form, and thereby symmetry breaking, can be generated by element exchange between two respective Klein groups. The framework for such processes is text variation in folklore, described by ethnosemiotics.

  • 284.
    Darányi, Sándor
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Látvány és jelentés: Budapesti épuletszobrok elemzése és fejlödéstörténeti modellezése2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 285.
    Darányi, Sándor
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    The importance of context for Digital Libraries2012In: Cuadernos de Gestión de Información, ISSN 2253-8429, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-3Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of "context" has great importance in digital preservation. This paper analyzes the meaning of context from the point of view of access to digital objects, combining linguistics, terminological disambiguation in information retrieval and text categorization aspects. In these areas, the context is a key element for successful disambiguation and thus get better results. Therefore, the preservation and subsequent access of digital objects should also consider the preservation of appropriate information about the terminology and social context in which these objects were generated.

  • 286.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Forró, László
    Detecting Multiple Motif Co-occurrences in the Aarne-Thompson- Uther Tale Type Catalog: A Preliminary Survey2012In: Anales de Documentación, ISSN 1575-2437, E-ISSN 1697-7904, Vol. 15, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    : Catalogs project subject field experience onto a multidimensional map which is then converted to a hierarchical list. In the case of the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Tale Type Catalog (ATU), this subject field is the global pattern of tale content defining tale types as canonical motif sequences. To extract and visualize such a map, we considered ATU as a corpus and analysed two segments of it, “Supernatural adversaries” (types 300-399) in particular and “Tales of magic” (types 300-749) in general. The two corpora were scrutinized for multiple motif cooccurrences and visualized by two-mode clustering of a bag-of-motif co-occurrences matrix. Findings indicate the presence of canonical content units above motif level as well. The organization scheme of folk narratives utilizing motif sequences is reminiscent of nucleotid sequences in the genetic code.

  • 287.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Forró, László
    Detecting Multiple Motif Co-occurrences in the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Tale Type Catalog: A Preliminary Survey2011In: Anales de Documentación, ISSN 1575-2437, E-ISSN 1697-7904Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 288.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Forró, László
    Toward Sequencing Multiple Motif Co-Occurrences2011In: Tanulmányok az örökségmenedzsmentröl 2. Kulturális örökségek kezelése [Studies in Heritage Management 2: The Management of Cultural Heritage]. / [ed] L. Bassa, Információs Társadalomért Alapítvány , 2011, p. 247-260Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Catalogs project subject field experience onto a multidimensional map which is then converted to a hierarchical list. In the case of the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Tale Type Catalog (ATU), this subject field is the global pattern of tale content defining tale types as canonical motif sequences. To extract and visualize such a map, we considered ATU as a corpus and ana-lysed two segments of it, “Supernatural adversaries” (types 300-399) in particular and “Tales of magic” (types 300-749) in general. The two corpora were scru-tinized for multiple motif co-occurrences and visualized by two-mode clustering of a bag-of-motif co-occurrences matrix. Findings indicate the presence of canonical content units above motif level as well. The organization scheme of folk narratives utilizing motif sequences is reminiscent of nucleotid sequences in the genetic code

  • 289.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Lendvai, Piroska
    Proceedings of the First AMICUS Workshop, October 21, 2010 Vienna, Austria2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In cultural heritage objects, digitized or not, content indicators occurring on higher than word level are often called motifs or their equivalent. Their recognition for document classification and retrieval is largely unresolved. Work on identifying rhetorical, narrative and persuasive elements in scientific texts has been progressing, in several, but largely unconnected tracks. The AMICUS project1 (running between 2009 and 2012) set out to test a possible way to resolve these issues, starting with the identification of Proppian functions in folk tale corpora and adapting the solution to the identification of tale motifs or their functional counterparts. AMICUS has devoted its first project year to listing the corpora, tools, methods and contacts available to address these issues. The initiators of the project have identified a common need in the processing of texts from both the cultural heritage (CH) and scientific communication (SC) domains: to perform automated, large-scale higher-order text analytics, i.e., to reach an advanced level of text understanding so that structured knowledge can be extracted from unstructured text. The four research groups propose to tackle an important aspect of this complex issue by investigating how linguistic elements convey motifs in texts from the CH and the SC domains. Our shared working hypothesis is that the identity of higherorder content-bearing elements, i.e., textual units that are typically designated for e.g. document indexing, classification, enrichment, and the like, strongly depends on community perception.

  • 290.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Connecting the Dots: Mass, Energy, Word Meaning, and Particle-Wave Duality2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With insight from linguistics that degrees of text cohesion are similar to forces in physics, and the frequent use of the energy concept in text categorization by machine learning, we consider the applicability of particle-wave duality to semantic content inherent in index terms. Wave-like interpretations go back to the regional nature of such content, utilizing functions for its representation, whereas content as a particle can be conveniently modelled by position vectors. Interestingly, wave packets behave like particles, lending credibility to the duality hypothesis. We show in a classical mechanics framework how metaphorical term mass can be computed.

  • 291.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Demonstrating Conceptual Dynamics in an Evolving Text Collection2013In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ISSN 2330-1635, E-ISSN 2330-1643, Vol. 64, no 12, p. 2564-2572Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on real world user demands, we demonstrate how animated visualisation of evolving text corpora displays the underlying dynamics of semantic content. To interpret the results, one needs a dynamic theory of word meaning. We suggest that conceptual dynamics as the interaction between kinds of intellectual, emotional etc. content, and language, is key for such a theory. We demonstrate our methodology by two-way seriation which is a popular technique to analyse groups of similar instances and their features, as well as the connections between the groups themselves. The two-way seriated data may be visualised as a two-dimensional heat map or as a three-dimensional landscape where colour codes or height correspond to the values in the matrix. In this paper we focus on two-way seriation of sparse data in the Reuters-21568 test collection. To achieve a meaningful visualisation thereof we introduce a compactly supported convolution kernel similar to filter kernels used in image reconstruction and geostatistics. This filter populates the high-dimensional sparse space with values that interpolate nearby elements, and provides insight into the clustering structure. We also extend two-way seriation to deal with online updates of both the row and column spaces, and, combined with the convolution kernel, demonstrate a three-dimensional visualisation of dynamics.

  • 292.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    On Information, Meaning, Space and Geometry2009In: Exploration of Space, Technology and Spatiality: Interdisciplinary Perspectives / [ed] Susan Turner, E. D. P. Turner, Hersey: Idea Group , 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We offer a few general considerations, with theoretical overtones, working toward the definition and generation of a geometric language for practical purposes, prominently for information retrieval. This chapter is a non-mathematical introduction to the mathematical modelling of meaning of both words and sentences, outlining already existing components of such an endeavour, and hinting at directions of synthesis.

  • 293.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    The gravity of meaning: Physics as a metaphor to model semantic changes2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on a computed toy example, we offer evidence that by plugging in similarity of word meaning as a force plus a small modification of Newton’s 2nd law, one can acquire specific “mass” values for index terms in a Saltonesque dynamic library environment. The model can describe two types of change which affect the semantic composition of document collections: the expansion of a corpus due to its update, and fluctuations of the gravitational potential energy field generated by normative language use as an attractor juxtaposed with actual language use yielding time-dependent term frequencies. By the evolving semantic potential of a vocabulary and concatenating the respective term “mass” values, one can model sentences or longer strings of symbols as vector-valued functions. Since the line integral of such functions is used to express the work of a particle in a gravitational field, the work equivalent of strings can be calculated.

  • 294.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Dobreva, Milena
    Position paper: Adding a 5M layer to the 5S model of digital libraries.2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We expect radical changes in document ( rst and foremost text) representation for digital libraries (DL) leading to new applications for documents processing.

  • 295.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Dobreva, Milena
    Using wavelet analysis for text categorization in digital libraries: a first experiment with Strathprints2011In: International Journal on Digital Libraries, ISSN 1432-5012, E-ISSN 1432-1300Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Digital libraries increasingly bene t from re- search on automated text categorization for improved access. Such research is typically carried out by using standard test collections. In this paper we present a pilot experiment of replacing such test collections by a set of 6000 objects from a real-world digital repos- itory, indexed by Library of Congress Subject Head- ings, and test support vector machines in a supervised learning setting for their ability to reproduce the exist- ing classi cation. To augment the standard approach, we introduce a combination of two novel elements: us- ing functions for document content representation in Hilbert space, and adding extra semantics from lexical resources to the representation. Results suggest that wavelet-based kernels slightly outperformed traditional kernels on classi cation reconstruction from abstracts and vice versa from full-text documents, the latter out- come due to word sense ambiguity. The practical imple- mentation of our methodological framework enhances the analysis and representation of speci c knowledge relevant to large-scale digital collections, in this case the thematic coverage of the collections. Representation of speci c knowledge about digital collections is one of the basic elements of the persistent archives and the less studied one (compared to representations of digital ob- jects and collections). Our research is an initial step in this direction developing further the methodological ap- proach and demonstrating that text categorisation can be applied to analyse the thematic coverage in digital repositories.

  • 296.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Forró, László
    Toward Sequencing “Narrative DNA”: Tale Types, Motif Strings and Memetic Pathways2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Aarne-Thompson-Uther Tale Type Catalog (ATU) is a bibliographic tool which uses metadata from tale content, called motifs, to define tale types as canonical motif sequences. The motifs themselves are listed in another bibliographic tool, the Aarne-Thompson Motif Index (AaTh). Tale types in ATU are defined in an abstracted fashion and can be processed like a corpus. We analyzed 219 types with 1202 motifs from the “Tales of magic” (types 300-749) segment to exemplify that motif sequences show signs of recombination in the storytelling process. Compared to chromosome mutations in genetics, we offer examples for insertion/deletion, duplication and, possibly, transposition, whereas the sample was not sufficient to find inverted motif strings as well. These initial findings encourage efforts to sequence motif strings like DNA in genetics, attempting to find for instance the longest common motif subsequences in tales. Expressing the network of motif connections by graphs suggests that tale plots as consolidated pathways of content help one memorize culturally engraved messages. We anticipate a connection between such networks and addington’s epigenetic landscape.

  • 297.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Kitto, Kirsty
    The Sphynx's new riddle: How to relate the canonical formula of myth to quantum interaction2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We introduce Claude Lévi Strauss' canonical formula (CF), an attempt to rigorously formalise the general narrative structure of myth. This formula utilises the Klein group as its basis, but a recent work draws attention to its natural quaternion form, which opens up the possibility that it may require a quantum inspired interpretation. We present the CF in a form that can be understood by a non-anthropological audience, using the formalisation of a key myth (that of Adonis) to draw attention to its mathematical structure. The future potential formalisation of mythological structure within a quantum inspired framework is proposed and discussed, with a probabilistic interpretation further generalising the formula.

  • 298.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Konstantinidis, K
    CERTH..
    Papadopoulos, S
    CERTH..
    A Potential Surface Underlying Meaning?2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Machine learning algorithms utilizing gradient descent to identify concepts or more general learnables hint at a so-far ignored possibility, namely that local and global minima represent any vocabulary as a landscape against which evaluation of the results can take place. A simple example to illustrate this idea would be a potential surface underlying gravitation. However, to construct a gravitation-based representation of, e.g., word meaning, only the distance between localized items is a given in the vector space, whereas the equivalents of mass or charge are unknown in semantics. Clearly, the working hypothesis that physical fields could be a useful metaphor to study word and sentence meaning is an option but our current representations are incomplete in this respect.For a starter, consider that an RBF kernel has the capacity to generate a potential surface and hence create the impression of gravity, providing one with distance-based decay of interaction strength, plus a scalar scaling factor for the interaction, but of course no term masses. We are working on an experiment design to change that. Therefore, with certain mechanisms in neural networks that could host such quasi-physical fields, a novel approach to the modeling of mind content seems plausible, subject to scrutiny.Work in progress in another direction of the same idea indicates that by using certain algorithms, already emerged vs. still emerging content is clearly distinguishable, in line with Aristotle’s Metaphysics. The implications are that a model completed by “term mass” or “term charge” would enable the computation of the specific work equivalent of sentences or documents, and that via replacing semantics by other modalities, vector fields of more general symbolic content could exist as well. Also, the perceived hypersurface generated by the dynamics of language use may be a step toward more advanced models, for example addressing the Hamiltonian of expanding semantic systems, or the relationship between reaction paths in quantum chemistry vs. sentence construction by gradient descent.

  • 299.
    Darányi, Sándor
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Wittek, Peter
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Konstantinidis, Konstantinos
    Papadopoulos, Symeon
    Kontopoulos, Efstratios
    A Physical Metaphor to Study Semantic Drift2016In: Proceedings of SuCCESS-16, 1st International Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics, 2016, Vol. 1695Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In accessibility tests for digital preservation, over time we experience drifts of localized and labelled content in statistical models of evolving semantics represented as a vector field. This articulates the need to detect, measure, interpret and model outcomes of knowledge dynamics. To this end we employ a high-performance machine learning algorithm for the training of extremely large emergent self-organizing maps for exploratory data analysis. The working hypothesis we present here is that the dynamics of semantic drifts can be modeled on a relaxed version of Newtonian mechanics called social mechanics. By using term distances as a measure of semantic relatedness vs. their PageRank values indicating social importance and applied as variable ‘term mass’, gravitation as a metaphor to express changes in the semantic content of a vector field lends a new perspective for experimentation. From ‘term gravitation’ over time, one can compute its generating potential whose fluctuations manifest modifications in pairwise term similarity vs. social importance, thereby updating Osgood’s semantic differential. The dataset examined is the public catalog metadata of Tate Galleries, London.

  • 300. Declerck, Thierry
    et al.
    Lendvai, Piroska
    Darányi, Sándor
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
    Multilingual and Semantic Extension of Folk Tale Catalogues2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We address the multilingual and semantic upgrades of two digital catalogues of motifs and types in folk-literature: the Thompson’s Motif-Index of Folk-Literature (TMI) and the Aarne-Thompson-Uther classification system (ATU). The methods convert, translate, and represent their digitized content in terms of various (so far often implicit) structural and linguistic components. The results will enable (i) utilizing these resources for semi-automatic analysis and indexing of texts of relevant genres, in a multilingual setting, and (ii) pre-processing the data, for analysing motif sequences in folktale plots. We plan to publish the resulting data, which can be made available in the Linked Open Data (LOD) framework.

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