Digital Interpretation and Presentation for Monuments Built by ARCHES - Take Kinmen Area Heritage as an Example

  • Wun-Bin Yang
  • Jihn-Fa Jan
  • Tsung-Juang Wang
  • Yi-Chou Lu
  • Chiao-Ling Kuo
  • Ya-Ning YenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)


Conserving and preserving the national heritage reflects important cultural stewardship and the application of ARCHES provides for robust international interoperability of this heritage. In recent years, Taiwan has promoted protection and management of historic architecture and cultural heritage, through completion of a series of databases and inquiry platforms for the cultural heritage. However, there remains a significant digital divide between domestic integrated digital data exchange performance and international standards. Hence, Taiwan is focusing on integrating multi-source digital data and database exchange services with complete ontologies and taxonomies in conjunction with the latest global developments. This study constructs ontological metadata for registration and designation of historical architecture. The ontology, based on the CIDOC CRM, is used to import the contents of the current national cultural heritage database in Taiwan to build the ontology model of registration and designation of historical architecture; and the results are displayed through the network platform. The results indicate that new interpretative data models can improve mutual exchange of information and attain the purpose of heritage educational promotion. The metadata structure is built by using the ontology model according to international standards. It provides a positive structure for conveying Taiwan cultural heritage throughout the world.


Ontology Cultural heritage Historic architecture CIDOC CRM Arches 



This study is sponsored by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Cultural for 2018 Research and Development Project Plan (107-6).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wun-Bin Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jihn-Fa Jan
    • 3
  • Tsung-Juang Wang
    • 1
  • Yi-Chou Lu
    • 2
  • Chiao-Ling Kuo
    • 4
  • Ya-Ning Yen
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.National Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.China University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.National Chengchi UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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