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General Information
    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
    • Indexed by: Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijke@ejournal.net
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2016 Vol.2(2): 85-91 ISSN: 2382-6185
doi: 10.18178/ijke.2016.2.2.058

An Ontology Engineering Approach to User Profiling for Virtual Tours of Museums and Galleries

W. A. Eardley, D. E. Ashe, and B. D. Fletcher
Abstract—This paper describes a study of the development of a hierarchical ontology for producing and maintaining personalized profiles to improve the experience of visitors to virtual art galleries and museums. The paper begins by describing some of the features of virtual exhibitions and offers examples of virtual tours that the reader may wish to examine in more detail. The paper then discusses the ontology engineering (OE) approach and domain modelling languages (e.g. KACTUS, SENSUS and METHONTOLOGY). It then follows a basic OE approach to define classes for a cultural heritage virtual tour and to produce a Visitor Profile Ontology that is hierarchical and has static and dynamic elements. It concludes by suggesting ways in which the ontology may be automated to provide a richer, more immersive personalized visitor experience.

Index Terms—Ontology engineering, virtual tour, personalization, profiling, domain modelling.

W. A. Eardley and B. D. Fletcher are with the Faculty of Computing Engineering and Sciences at Staffordshire University, U.K. (e-mail: w.a.eardley@staffs.ac.uk, b.d.fletcher@staffs.ac.uk).
D. E. Ashe is with the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies at Staffordshire University, U.K. (e-mail: denise.ashe@research.staffs.ac.uk).


Cite: W. A. Eardley, D. E. Ashe, and B. D. Fletcher, "An Ontology Engineering Approach to User Profiling for Virtual Tours of Museums and Galleries," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 85-91, 2016.

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