Formalization and Visualization of the Narrative for Museum Guides

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10546)


There is a wide range of meta-data standards for the documentation of museum related information, such as CIDOC-CRM; these standards focus on the description of distinct exhibits. In contrast, there is a lack of standards for the digitization and documentation of the routes followed and information provided by museum guides. In this work we propose the notion of the narrative, which can be used to model a guided museum visit. We provide a formalization for the narrative so that it can be digitally encoded, and thus preserved, shared, re-used, further developed and exploited, and also propose an intuitive visualization approach.


Narrative Narrative segment Guided tour Documentation UML Constraints External media Visualization Museum guide 



We gratefully acknowledge support from the following projects:

This work has been partially supported by COST Action IC1302: Semantic keyword-based search on structured data sources (KEYSTONE).

This work has been partially funded by the project CrossCult: “Empowering reuse of digital cultural heritage in context-aware crosscuts of European history”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Grant#693150.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Knowledge and Uncertainty Research Laboratory, Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of the PeloponneseTripolisGreece
  2. 2.Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of the PeloponneseTripolisGreece
  3. 3.Ephorate of Antiquities of ArcadiaHellenic Ministry of Culture and AthleticsTripolisGreece

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