Generating Multilingual Personalized Descriptions of Museum Exhibits – The M-PIRO Project

Ion Androutsopoulos, Vassiliki Kokkinaki, Aggeliki Dimitromanolaki, Jo Calder, Jon Oberlander, Elena Not

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Abstract

This paper provides an overall presentation of the M-PIRO project. M-PIRO is developing technology that will allow museums to generate automatically textual or spoken descriptions of exhibits for collections available over the Web or in virtual reality environments. The descriptions are generated in several languages from information in a language-independent database and small fragments of text, and they can be tailored according to the backgrounds of the users, their ages, and their previous interaction with the system. An authoring tool allows museum curators to update the system’s database and to control the language and content of the resulting descriptions. Although the project is still in progress, a Web-based demonstrator that supports English, Greek and Italian is already available, and it is used throughout the paper to highlight the capabilities of the emerging technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
EditorsGöran Burenhult
PublisherArchaeopress
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1841712981
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event29th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology - Gotland, Sweden
Duration: 25 Apr 200129 Apr 2001

Publication series

NameBAR International
PublisherArchaeopress, Oxford
Number1016

Conference

Conference29th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
CountrySweden
CityGotland
Period25/04/0129/04/01

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