Valentina Bartalesi

Valentina Bartalesi
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Information Science and Technology "Alessandro Faedo" ISTI

PhD in Information Engineering

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Introduction
Valentina Bartalesi is a researcher at the Institute of Information Science and Technology "Alessandro Faedo" ISTI of Italian National Research Council. Valentina does research in Ontology engineering, Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and Digital Humanities.
Education
October 2013 - October 2016
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Information Engineering
November 1999 - January 2004
Università di Pisa
Field of study
  • Digital Humanities

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Publications (60)
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The current scientific context is characterized by intensive digitization of the research outcomes and by the creation of data infrastructures for the systematic publication of datasets and data services. Several relationships can exist among these outcomes. Some of them are explicit, e.g. the relationships of spatial or temporal similarity, wherea...
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In the last years, several scientific digital libraries (DLs) in digital humanities (DH) field have been developed following the Open Science principles. These DLs aim at sharing the research outcomes, in several cases as FAIR data, and at creating linked information spaces. In several cases, to reach these aims the Semantic Web technologies and Li...
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A web-based authoring platform for the representation of traditional crafts is proposed. This platform is rooted in a systematic method for craft representation, the adoption, knowledge, and representation standards of the cultural heritage (CH) domain, and the integration of outcomes from advanced digitization techniques. In this paper, we present...
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A protocol for the representation of traditional crafts and the tools to implement this are proposed. The proposed protocol is a method for the systematic collection and organization of digital assets and knowledge, their representation into a formal model, and their utilization for research, education, and preservation. A set of digital tools acco...
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In this article, the Mingei Online Platform is presented as an authoring platform for the representation of social and historic context encompassing a focal topic of interest. The proposed representation is employed in the contextualised presentation of a given topic, through documented narratives that support its presentation to diverse audiences....
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The Artificial Intelligence for Media and Humanities laboratory (AIMH) has the mission to investigate and advance the state of the art in the Artificial Intelligence field, specifically addressing applications to digital media and digital humanities, and taking also into account issues related to scalability. This report summarize the 2021 activiti...
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Hypermedia Dante Network (HDN) is a 3-year Italian National Research Project, started in 2020, which aims to enrich the functionalities of the DanteSources Digital Library to efficiently represent knowledge about the primary sources of Dante’s Comedy. DanteSources allows users to retrieve and visualize the list and the distribution of Dante's prima...
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The image of the world created by the Medieval and Renaissance culture was crucial to the development of Western thought in European history. To the best of our knowledge Medieval and Renaissance geographical works have not been studied using digital methods. The three years (2020-2023) Italian National research project IMAGO - Index Medii Aevi Geo...
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In this article we present the first achievement of the Index Medii Aevi Geographiae Operum (IMAGO)—Italian National Research Project (2020–23), that is, the ontology we have created in order to formally represent the knowledge about the geographical works written in Middle Ages and Renaissance (6th–15th centuries). The IMAGO ontology is derived fr...
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This paper presents a knowledge representation framework and provides tools to allow the representation and presentation of the tangible and intangible dimensions of culinary tradition as cultural heritage including the socio-historic context of its evolution. The representation framework adheres to and extends the knowledge representation standard...
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AIUCD 2021-DHs for society: equality , participation, rights and values in the Digital Age. Book of extended abstracts of the 10 th national conference
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Digital Libraries (DLs), especially in the Cultural Heritage domain, are rich in narratives. Every digital object in a DL tells some kind of story, regardless of the medium, the genre, or the type of the object. However, DLs do not offer services about narratives, for example it is not possible to discover a narrative, to create one, or to compare...
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The Artificial Intelligence for Media and Humanities laboratory (AIMH) has the mission to investigate and advance the state of the art in the Artificial Intelligence field, specifically addressing applications to digital media and digital humanities, and taking also into account issues related to scalability. This report summarize the 2020 activiti...
Experiment Findings
The Mingei Crafts Ontology
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This work regards the digital representation of tangible and intangible dimensions of heritage crafts, towards craft preservation. Based on state-of-the-art digital documentation, knowledge representation and narrative creation approach are presented. Craft presentation methods that use the represented content to provide accurate, intuitive, engagi...
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Heritage Crafts (HCs) involve tangible craft artefacts, materials, and tools and encompass traditional craftsmanship as a form of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible HC dimensions include dexterity, know-how, and skilled use of tools, as well as identity and traditions of the communities in which craftsmanship is, or was, practised. Despite th...
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In this paper we present a semi-automatic tool for constructing and visualising narratives, intended as networks of events related to each other by semantic relations. The tool obeys an ontology for narratives that we developed. It retrieves and assigns internationalised resource identifiers to the instances of the classes of the ontology using Wik...
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The paper presents a vision about a new paradigm of data integration in the context of the scientific world, where data integration is instrumental in exploratory studies carried out by research teams. It briefly overviews the technological challenges to be faced in order to successfully carry out the traditional approach to data integration. Then,...
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We present a preliminary study to introduce narratives as a first-class functionality in digital libraries. The general idea is to enrich those libraries with semantic networks of events providing a meaningful contextualisation of the digital libraries’ objects. More specific motivations are presented through a set of use cases by different actors...
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The study presented in this paper is part of our research aimed at improving the search functionalities of current Digital Libraries using formal narratives. Narratives are intended as sequences of events. We present the results of an initial experiment to detect and extract implicit events from the Wikidata knowledge base in order to construct a n...
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The approach followed for the identification and the implementation of visualization diagrams able to support the knowledge acquisition on Dante's works is described. Two high-level structures and an implementation model are proposed. An example of citation histogram is given; one of its possible refinements is considered. The chapter is part of th...
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We present the methodological and technical process we adopted to develop DanteSources, a Web application that allows free access to the knowledge about Dante Alighieri’s primary sources, i.e. the works of other authors that Dante cites in his texts. Up to now, this knowledge has been collected in many paper books, making it difficult for the schol...
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Current Digital Libraries (DLs) are mostly built around large collections of scarcely related objects. We aim at enriching the information space of DLs by introducing narratives, consisting of two main components: networks of events related to one another and to the DL resources through semantic links, and narrations of those events in texts. In or...
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We present DanteSources, a focused Digital Library that aims at building innovative services supporting scholars in creating, evolving and consulting a digital encyclopaedia of Dante Alighieri’s works. DanteSources is endowed with Web services that allow extracting and visualizing data about Dante Alighieri’s primary sources, i.e. other authors’ wo...
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Currently, Digital Libraries (DLs) provide simple search functionalities to respond to the user’s queries, which return a ranked list of the resources included in the DLs. No semantic relation among the returned objects is usually reported that could help the user to obtain a more complete knowledge on the subject of the search. The introduction of...
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We present some preliminary steps towards the introduction of narratives as first-class citizens in digital libraries. The general idea is to enrich the digital libraries with events providing a rich contextualisation of the digital libraries’ objects. More specific motivations are presented in the paper through a set of use cases by different acto...
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One of the main problems of the current Digital Libraries (DLs) is the limitation of the informative services offered to the users, who express their queries in natural language. Indeed, DLs provide simple search functionalities that return a list of the information objects contained in them. No semantic relation among the returned objects is usual...
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Current Digital Libraries (DLs) are mostly built around large collections of scarcely related objects. We aim at enriching the information space of DLs by introducing narratives, consisting of two main components: networks of events related to one another and to the DL resources through semantic links, and narrations of those events in texts. In or...
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One of the main problems of the current Digital Libraries (DLs) is the limitation of the informative services offered to the users. Indeed, DLs provide simple search functionalities which return a list of the information objects contained in them. No semantic relation among the returned objects is usually reported which can help the user in obtaini...
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In this paper we present DanteSources, a Digital Library of Dante Alighieri’s primary sources, i.e. the works of other authors that Dante cites in his texts. Currently, this information is scattered in many books, making it difficult for the scholars to retrieve it and also to produce a systematical overview of the cultural background of Dante. In...
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Narrative is emerging as a notion that may enable overcoming the limitations of the discovery functionality (only ranked lists of objects) offered by information systems to their users. We present preliminary results on modelling narratives by means of formal ontology, by introducing a conceptualization of narratives and a mathematical expression o...
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This paper describes a digital library developed within the “Towards a Digital Dante Encyclopaedia” project, a three years Italian National Research Project that aims at building services supporting scholars in creating, evolving and consulting a digital encyclopaedia of Dante Alighieri’s works. The digital library is based on a knowledge base stor...
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We present the achievements of the ‘Towards a Digital Dante Encyclopaedia’ project, a 3-year Italian National Research Project that aims at building a digital library endowed with services supporting scholars in creating, evolving, and consulting a digital encyclopaedia of Dante Alighieri and his works. Our main goal is to represent and visualize t...
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Our study aims at obtaining ePub accessibility for all, including screen reader users. Since an ePub document is made up of several (X)HTML files, we analysed and worked with those (X)HTML tags that affect the blind user’s experience in the reading. As a case study we developed an “enriched” ePub book which applies technical solutions (i.e. tags an...
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The advent of the Web has driven cultural institutions to publish digital representations of their assets online. The main problem of the cultural Web sites, and of their back-end Digital Libraries (DLs), is the limitation of the informative services offered to the user. DLs offer simple search functionalities which return a list of the information...
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One approach for teaching subjects with autism is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA intervention aims to model human behavior by observing, analyzing and modifying antecedents and/or consequences of a target behavior in the environment. To achieve this, many data are recorded during each trial, such as subject response (correct/incorrect, level...
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We present a learning analytic tool for analyzing data collected during didactic sessions performed by children with autism, via software. The tool is a web application that automatically extracts, aggregates and visualizes the children’s performance data collected when they perform technology-enhanced exercises during didactic activities. The aim...
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We present a study on the semantic representation of the knowledge embedded in the notes to Convivio, a philosophical essay composed by Dante Alighieri. The notes were produced by an Italian scholar in structured text format. First, we analyzed the content of the document annotated by the scholar and on this basis we created an underlying high-leve...
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In this paper we investigate the opportunities and limitations for blind and visually impaired people when reading an ePub document via VoiceOver for mobile devices. The ePub format is based on an (x)html structure; organizing and handling its source code is therefore very important in order to guarantee satisfactory interaction with the eBook. In...
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This paper describes features and outcomes of the Named Entity Recognition on Transcribed Broadcast News task at EVALITA 2011. This task represented a change with respect to previous editions of the NER task within the EVALITA evaluation campaign because it was based on automatic transcription of spoken broadcast news. In this paper, we present the...
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This paper presents CAT - CELCT Annotation Tool, a new general-purpose web-based tool for text annotation developed by CELCT (Center for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies). The aim of CAT is to make text annotation an intuitive, easy and fast process. In particular, CAT was created to support human annotators in performing l...
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This paper presents the annotation guidelines and specifications which have been developed for the creation of the Italian TimeBank, a language resource composed of two corpora manually annotated with temporal and event information. In particular, the adaptation of the TimeML scheme to Italian is described, and a special attention is given to the m...
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The Law Making Environment (LME) system for planning, drafting and managing legislative sources is made up of editing and search support tools. To handle the semantics of legislative sources, two interacting models have been created: a rule model, which can describe the illocutionary profile of legislative texts through metadata, and a lightweight...
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This paper presents the theoretical bases and quantitative results of an activity consisting in manually annotating part-whole and motion relations in patent documents. The aim of this activity was creating a gold standard for the evaluation of an automatic relation extraction tool developed by FBK-irst within the PA-TExpert project. For this purpo...
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In this paper, we describe motivations and features of the LEDR (Local Entity Detection and Recognition) task at EVALITA 2009. Our work refers to the task of the same name within the Automatic Content Extraction (ACE) program. We adopted the ACE annotation scheme adapting it to the specific morpho-syntactic features of Italian in order to create tr...
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In questo articolo presentiamo I-CAB (Italian Conte nt Annotation Bank), un corpus di articoli in lingu a italiana annotato semanticamente. L'attività di annotazione, realizza ta in modo completamente manuale, prevede tre livelli: le espressioni temporali, le entità (cioè persone, organizzazioni, luoghi ed ent ità geo-politiche) e le relazioni tra...
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EVALITA 2007, the first edition of the initiative d evoted to the evaluation of Natural Language Proces sing tools for Italian, provided a shared framework where participants' systems had th e possibility to be evaluated on five different tas ks, namely Part of Speech Tagging (organised by the University of Bologna), P arsing (organised by the Univ...
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In this paper, we describe motivations and features of the TERN (Temporal Expression Recognition and Normalization) task at EVALITA 2007. We also present the training and test data used in this task, evaluation measures and participants‘results.
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The Law Making Environment system for planning, wording and managing legislative sources is made up of editing and search supporting tools. In order to handle the semantics of legislative sources, two interacting models have been developed: a rule model and a lexicon of concepts. Semantic draft and search supporting tools are based on both models,...
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In this document we present an ongoing experiment for the creation of a specialized ontology, ontoPrivacy, for the Italian Privacy legisla-tion domain. Taking into consideration some previous work in the legal domain, the aim of our project is to give, by using a bottom-up ap-proach, a conceptual organization of a selected glossary extracted from t...
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In this paper we present work in progress for the creation of the Italian Content Annotation Bank (I-CAB), a corpus of Italian news annotated with semantic information at different levels. The first level is represented by temporal expressions, the second level is represented by different types of entities (i.e. person, organizations, locations and...
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http://www.celct.it Abstract. This paper presents the general objectives of the ONTOTEXT project (From Text to Knowledge for the Semantic Web), and the activities carried out during the first year of its development cycle. First, the task of annotating huge amounts of textual data (e.g. those available on the Web or in local document collections) w...

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The “Towards a Digital Dante Encyclopedia” is a three years Italian National Research Project, started in 2013, which aims at building a prototypical digital library endowed with services supporting scholars in creating, evolving and consulting a digital encyclopedia of Dante Alighieri and of his works. The digital library is based on a semantic representation of Dante’s works and of the knowledge embedded in them in RDF language, a language recommended by the W3C for the representation of knowledge. Currently, using our web application scholars can: visualize data about Dante's primary sources; visualize data about authors cited by Dante in his works; visualize data about thematic areas that characterize the Dante's primary sources; visualize data about types of reference. The automatic visualization of data about Dante's primary sources allows to explore the dynamics of the multi-faceted culture of Dante in relation to the diverse and often conflicting stages of his biography and to study the evolution in time of Dante’s cultural background.