A semantic approach to enrich user experience in museums through indoor positioning

Jaime Duque-Domingo, Carlos Cerrada, Enrique Valero, Jose Antonio Cerrada

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Abstract

This article presents a novel ontology aiming to connect an Indoor Positioning System (IPS) to Europeana, the European Union digital platform for cultural heritage. The main purpose of this system is to deliver information about Cultural Heritage Objects (CHO) to users navigating in museums, when they approach certain pieces of art. Although different semantic works have been previously published regarding the problem of finding optimal paths with IPS, the novelty of this work is the combination of indoor positioning and a semantic view of cultural objects. This ontology enriches the experience of users and offers a new way of enjoying art. The paper shows the effectiveness of the proposed ontology to connect a widely known database to a wireless positioning system. The potential of the developed method is shown using data obtained from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, one of the most important European art galleries, with more than six thousand master pieces listed in Europeana. Some experiments have been also carried out in the Old masters Museum, one of the constituent museums of the Royal Museums that is dedicated to European painters from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence
EditorsSergio Ochoa, Pritpal Singh, Jose Bravo
PublisherSpringer
Pages612-623
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319675855
ISBN (Print)9783319675848
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2017
Event11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient ‪Intelligence UCAmI 2017 - Vilanova University, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 201710 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume10586 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient ‪Intelligence UCAmI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period7/11/1710/11/17

Keywords

  • depth map
  • Europeana
  • fingerprint
  • Indoor positioning
  • Ontology
  • OWL
  • RGB-D sensors
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • SPARQL
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • User experience
  • WiFi positioning
  • WPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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