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Digital Museum Map

  • Mark Michael Hall
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11057)

Abstract

The digitisation of cultural heritage has created large digital collections that have the potential to open up our cultural heritage. However, the search box, which for non-expert users presents a significant obstacle, remains the primary interface for accessing these. This demo presents a fully automated, data-driven system for generating a generous interface for exploring digital cultural heritage (DCH) collections.

Keywords

Digital cultural heritage Generous interfaces Browsing 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Thank go to National Museums Liverpool for providing their data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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