Cultural Heritage Semantic Web Topic Maps Personalization
Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
In this paper we propose an approach for cost-effective employing of semantic technologies to improve
the efficiency of searching and browsing of digital artwork collections. It is based on a semi-automatic creation of
a Topic Map-based virtual art gallery portal by using existing Topic Maps tools. Such a ‘cheap’ solution could
enable small art museums or art-related educational programs that lack sufficient funding for software
development and publication infrastructure to take advantage of the emerging semantic technologies. The
proposed approach has been used for creating the WSSU Diggs Gallery Portal.