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Digital Maktaba

Digital Maktaba - ITSERR funded project


Maktaba (in Arabic "maktaba", "library") part of ITSERR is a project funded by the NRRP – National Recovery and Resilience Plan and is designed to strengthen RESILIENCE, the European research infrastructure for religious sciences, whose scientific coordinator is Prof. Alberto Melloni. Resilience is the only Italian-led organisation in the humanities and social sciences and became part of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) Roadmap in 2021.


Digital Maktaba (in Arabic “maktaba”, “library”) whose aim is to establish procedures for the extraction, long term preservation, management of libraries and archives and to develop virtuous models in the field of cataloguing that can accommodate a very large amount of documents written in non-Latin alphabets, starting with the case of the Arabic alphabet and testing it also with other alphabets. The project will address challenges as Big Data management for internal (other ITSERR project) and external (other institutions) data interoperability and Entity Recognition (ER), Interpretable Machine Learning (IML) and more.

This work was supported by the PNRR project Italian Strengthening of Esfri RI Resilience (ITSERR) funded by the European Union –  NextGenerationEU (CUP:B53C22001770006).

Project Members:


  • Knowledge extraction, management and long-term preservation of non-Latin cultural heritages – Digital Maktaba Project presentation (IRCDL 2023 : the Conference on Information and Research science Connecting to Digital and Library science 2023). Authors: Riccardo Martoglia, Sonia Bergamaschi, Federico Ruozzi, Matteo Vanzini, Luca Sala, Riccardo Amerigo Vigliermo
  • A tool for semiautomatic cataloguing o fan islamic digital library: a use case from the Digiral Maktaba project (Qurator 2022: 3rd Conference on Digital Curation). Authors: Riccardo Martoglia, Luca Sala, Matteo Vanzini, Riccardo Vigliermo
  • Novel Perspective for the Management of Multilingual and Multialphabetic Heritages through Automaric Knowledge Extraction: The DigitalMaktaba Approach (Sensors, 22(11), 2022 https://doi.org/10.3390/s22113995). Authors: Sonia Bergamaschi, Stefania De Nardis, Riccardo Martoglia, Federico Ruozzi, Luca Sala, Matteo Vanzini, Riccardo Amerigo Vigliermo
  • Preserving and conserving culture: first step towards a knowledge extractor and cataloguer for multilingual and multialphabetic heritages (ACM International Conference on Information Thechnology for Social Good (GoodIT),
    Rome, Italy, 2021). Authors: Sonia Bergamaschi, Riccardo Martoglia, Federico Ruozzi, Riccardo Amerigo Vigliermo, Stefania De Nardis, Luca Sala, Matteo Vanzini

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