ARCA Project (Academic Research Creativity Archives) offers an innovative digital solution for advanced semantic and bibliographic research. Focused on interdisciplinarity, integration and sharing of technical and scientific knowledge and skills between technologies and humanities, it suggests the combination of research methods of humanities with the tools of the ICT world (Information and Communication Technologies).

The aim of ARCA is to create an integrated platform of editorial products and digital services that can offer new semantic and bibliographic research methods and experiences, renewing the traditional method. Oriented to current forms of development and multimedia production, cross-media distribution and digital post-production, ARCA platform makes possible a creatively use of academic contents, transformed into associable documents, overcoming the static nature of digital editions. Thanks to the semantic web ARCA creates a wider network of shared and interconnected information.

ARCA Sapienza

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M. Ceriani - E. Bernasconi - M. Mecella, A Streamlined Pipeline to Enable the Semantic Exploration of a Bookstore, in M. Ceci - S. Ferilli - A. Poggi (eds.), Digital Libraries: The Era of Big Data and Data Science-IRCDL 2020 Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 1177, Springer-Cham 2020, pp. 75-81.

E. Bernasconi, M. Ceriani, M. Mecella, T. Catarci, M.C. Capanna, C. Di Fazio, R. Marcucci, E. Pender, ARCA. Semantic exploration of a bookstore, in AVI '20: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, September 2020, 2020, pp. 1-3.

M.C. Capanna, C. Di Fazio, Tecnologia per le Scienze Umane. Il progetto ARCA e l'esplorazione automatica della conoscenza, in Scienze dell'Antichità 26.1, 2020, pp. 183-201.


Regione Lazio: Programma di finanziamento promosso nell’ambito del Fondo Europeo per lo Sviluppo Regionale (FESR) e del POR 2014-2020 (Programma Operativo Regione Lazio). programma di finanziamento “Creatività 2020”.