Epimenides: Interoperability Reasoning for Digital Preservation

Yannis Kargakis, Yannis Tzitzikas, M.P.M. van Horik

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Abstract

This paper presents Epimenides, a system that implements a novel interoperability dependency reasoning approach for assisting digital preservation activities. A distinctive feature is that it can model also converters and emulators, and the adopted modelling approach enables the automatic reasoning needed for reducing the human effort required for checking (and monitoring) whether a task on a digital object (digital
collection in general) is performable. Finally, the paper describes (in the form of scenarios) concrete preservation activities of a research data archive (DANS) and elaborates on how Epimenides could be used and the benefits that would bring
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRES 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
PublisherState Library of Victoria
Pages110
Number of pages117
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-0-642-27881-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Kargakis, Y., Tzitzikas, Y., & van Horik, M. P. M. (2014). Epimenides: Interoperability Reasoning for Digital Preservation. In PRES 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (pp. 110). State Library of Victoria.