Finding Your Way through the Rijksmuseum with an Adaptive Mobile Museum Guide

  • Willem Robert van Hage
  • Natalia Stash
  • Yiwen Wang
  • Lora Aroyo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6088)


This paper describes a real-time routing system that implements a mobile museum tour guide for providing personalized tours tailored to the user position inside the museum and interests. The core of this tour guide originates from the CHIP (Cultural Heritage Information Personalization) Web-based tools set for personalized access to the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam collection. In a number of previous papers we presented these tools for interactive discovery of user’s interests, semantic recommendations of artworks and art-related topics, and the (semi-)automatic generation of personalized museum tours. Typically, a museum visitor could wander around the museum and get attracted by artworks outside of the current tour he is following. To support a dynamic adaptation of the tour to the current user position and changing interests, we have extended the existing CHIP mobile tour guide with a routing mechanism based on the SWI-Prolog Space package. The package uses (1) the CHIP user profile containing user’s preferences and current location; (2) the semantically enriched Rijksmuseum collection and (3) the coordinates of the artworks and rooms in the museum. This is a joint work between the Dutch nationally funded CHIP and Poseidon projects and the prototype demonstrator can be found at .


Interactive museum tours mobile museum guide semantic web recommender systems user modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Willem Robert van Hage
    • 1
  • Natalia Stash
    • 2
  • Yiwen Wang
    • 2
  • Lora Aroyo
    • 1
  1. 1.VU University Amsterdam 
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of Technology 

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