Application-level Services for the Digital Cultural Heritage community include online services and workflows able to pre-process and visualize data in an automated manner.

The following services are available to the community:


Clowder is a research data management system designed to support any data format and multiple research domains. It contains three major extension points: pre-processing, processing and previewing. When new data is added to the system, pre-processing is off-loaded to extraction services for extracting appropriate data and metadata. The extraction services attempt to extract information and run pre-processing steps based on the type of the data, for example to create previews. This raw metadata is presented to the user in the Clowder web interface. Users can upload, download, search, visualize and get various information about these data. Data in the case of VI-SEEM and more specifically in the field of Digital Cultural Heritage can be of very diverse types and formats. More specifically users can upload massively or individual files of:

  • 3D Models: where extractors clean up and prepare for visualization on the platform itself.
  • Scanned books and their metadata: OCR algorithms will be used to extract the text in the documents so that users can find books using both metadata information and the book’s contents.
  • Image, text and sound files and their metadata, organised in collections.
  • Advanced documentation data, such as Reflectance Transformation Imaging, and analysis of material properties of structures, works of art and artefacts.

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