Takeo Yamamoto

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This paper reports our experience with the digitization project, "Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books." The mission of this project is to make rare books accessible to the public through our Web site. This paper describes the image analysis aspect of this project from the viewpoint of digitization workflow, starting from image capture to Web site(More)
This paper briefly describes the basic concepts and current status of portal sites that National Institute of Informatics (NII) is involved in the design and operation for the Digital Silk Roads (DSR) Project. These portal sites aim at disseminating and sharing cultural heritage information related to Silk Roads. This paper introduces two portal sites,(More)
We first introduce our digital archive called``Toyo Bunko Digital Archive.'' The target of this digital archive is Silk Roads-related rare books written in European languages, and now the archive has more than 5600 images from 27 rare books. The digitization of those books is performed using professional digital cameras, following the automatic processes to(More)
We claim in this paper that " context " is a key design concept for stimulating people's mind to discover new interpretations and understandings in the digital archive. Our approach to the notion of context is unique in terms of the proposal of the model of context from the viewpoint of database systems and informatics. We assume that content is actually(More)
We claim in this paper that " context " is a key design concept for stimulating people's mind to discover new interpretations and understandings in the digital archive. Our approach to the notion of context is unique in terms of the proposal of the model of context from the viewpoint of database systems and informatics. We assume that content is actually(More)
" Digital Silk Roads " is a project for establishing the digital archive of cultural heritage along the Silk Road. The project consists of members whose academic background is either computer science or humanities, so collaboration between members with different background contribute to the balanced evolution of the digital archive between advanced systems(More)
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