Towards Web 3.0
Contextual Navigation and Authoring in a Museum Mobile Guide37
TOGO is a tourist mobile guide dedicated TO the town of GOrizia; it proposes the study of a general model for a museum mobile guide and an application prototype related to Palazzo Coronini Crönberg, the residence of the last count of Gorizia, now museum. This paper focuses on two main open issues: the innovative contribute offered by a contextual navigation based on semantic interconnections and the importance to create personal workspaces for the users, enabling them to author new tourist paths. In order to capture semantic interconnections among data, we use advanced data structures called zz-structures, a graph-centric system of conventions for data and computing, able to offer semantic modalities of navigation.
Keywords ICT, mobile guide, museum, Gorizia, contextual navigation
In parallel with the wide diffusion of mobile systems and devices, as tablets and smartphones, the number of tourist mobile guides is rapidly increasing1: they provide travellers with information, services, events, and tours related to cities, museums, cultural heritage sites, etc.. In despite of the large number of them, in the major part of the cases, they share same drawbacks: do not offer personalization; do not manage dedicated user workspaces; do not provide semantic navigation; do not enable users to insert their preferred tours or to create new travel plans.
The work we present in this paper studies these limitations and proposes TOGO (TO GOrizia), a general contextual model for a tourist mobile guide, and a prototype dedicated to Palazzo Coronini Crönberg...
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