A Software Architecture for Narratives

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 806)


The current Digital Libraries (DLs) usually return as answer of a user’s query a ranked list of the resources included in the DLs but no semantic relation among the resources are reported. Using the Semantic Web technologies it is possible to improve these search functionalities introducing narratives as new search method. As narratives we intend semantic networks of events that are linked to the objects of the DLs and are endowed with a set of semantic relations that connect an event to another. These semantic networks may help the users to obtain a more complete knowledge on the subject of their searches. In this paper, we present a software architecture for building narratives in order to introduce them in DLs. Our architecture is composed of several tools (automatic and semi-automatic tools) for creating, storing and visualizing narratives. When possible, we reused open source components already available on-line, and for the software we developed, we freely distribute it for research aims.


Software architecture Semantic Web Semantic reasoner Narratives OWL Digital Libraries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “Alessandro Faedo” – CNRPisaItaly

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