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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 75, Issue 7, pp 3813–3842 | Cite as

Recommending multimedia visiting paths in cultural heritage applications

  • Ilaria BartoliniEmail author
  • Vincenzo Moscato
  • Ruggero G. Pensa
  • Antonio Penta
  • Antonio Picariello
  • Carlo Sansone
  • Maria Luisa Sapino
Article

Abstract

The valorization and promotion of worldwide Cultural Heritage by the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies represent nowadays some of the most important research issues with a large variety of potential applications. This challenge is particularly perceived in the Italian scenario, where the artistic patrimony is one of the most diverse and rich of the world, able to attract millions of visitors every year to monuments, archaeological sites and museums. In this paper, we present a general recommendation framework able to uniformly manage heterogeneous multimedia data coming from several web repositories and to provide context-aware recommendation techniques supporting intelligent multimedia services for the users—i.e. dynamic visiting paths for a given environment. Specific applications of our system within the cultural heritage domain are proposed by means of real case studies in the mobile environment related both to an outdoor and indoor scenario, together with some results on user’s satisfaction and system accuracy.

Keywords

Cultural heritage Multimedia databases Recommender systems Context awareness 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The realization of the proposed prototype was supported by DATABENC,6 a high technology district for Cultural Heritage management recently funded by Regione Campania - Italy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilaria Bartolini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vincenzo Moscato
    • 2
  • Ruggero G. Pensa
    • 3
  • Antonio Penta
    • 3
  • Antonio Picariello
    • 2
  • Carlo Sansone
    • 2
  • Maria Luisa Sapino
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly

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