SGoaB’s goal is to provide high-performance cultural heritage metadata enrichment capability to the European Data Portal. This includes object labels and positions, relationships between objects, and detailed descriptions of visual image content.
Despite a massive worldwide digitisation effort of cultural heritage artifacts 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 or (related) objects to every digitized picture should enable all users, including visually impaired people, to better grasp the scope, nature and relevance of a cultural heritage website’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”.