SGoaB’s goal is to provide high-performance cultural heritage metadata enrichment capability to the European Data Infrastructure. This includes generating detailed descriptions of images.
In spite of a massive worldwide digitization effort of cultural heritage artefacts in recent years, a large portion of online digital collections lacks valuable metadata such as descriptions, captions and other relevant concepts. Attaching a good quality description to every digitized picture should enable all users, including visually impaired people, to better grasp the scope, nature and relevance of a cultural heritage web site’s content. It should empower end-users by making targeted searches for images possible, based on concepts conveyed by the image but not present in its caption; e.g. searching for “pets in 15th century art”.