Exploring a gallery with intelligent labels

Jon Oberlander, Christopher Mellish, Mick O'Donnell, Alistair Knott

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Abstract

Ordinary labels on museum or gallery objects compromise the competing demands of differing visitors, curators and educators. Although adaptive hypermedia systems offer a degree of personalisation to the visitor, they do not go as far as they might. Intelligent labelling can achieve higher levels of personalisation, and this is desirable because it leads to a more coherent and educational visit, and because the overall interaction with the hypermedia resource becomes more like an active conversation, and less like reading a static book. We use natural language generation techniques, from the field of articial intelligence, to generate personalised labels on demand. Our system can deliver these labels as Web pages, in an electronic gallery, or as synthesised speech in a physical gallery. We discuss aspects of coherence and conversationality, and illustrate them with a simple case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums
Pages153-161
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventThe Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM 97) - Le Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Duration: 1 Sep 19975 Sep 1997

Conference

ConferenceThe Fourth International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM 97)
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/09/975/09/97

Keywords

  • intelligent label
  • natural language generation technique
  • overall interaction
  • personalised label
  • static book
  • ordinary label
  • physical gallery
  • adaptive hypermedia system
  • electronic gallery
  • synthesised speech
  • intelligent labelling
  • educational visit
  • active conversation
  • gallery object
  • hypermedia resource
  • web page
  • simple case
  • artificial intelligence

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