THE INTEGRATION OF SEMANTIC NETWORKS IN VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS
Keywords: CIDOC CRM, Semantic Network, 3D, GIS, Virtual Reality, Case Study
Abstract. In this article a use case is presented how a semantic network can be used to enrich the existing virtual exhibition “They Shared their Destiny. Women and the Cossacks’ Tragedy in Lienz 1945” about the fate of women during the Cossack tragedy in Lienz. By connecting via CIDOC CRM information about people, events, finds and places the goal was not only to make this information interoperable, but also to integrate the resulting knowledge graph into the exhibition, thus providing a further navigation level and enhancing the visitors’ experience.
First, a short introduction to the existing exhibition and the presented project is given. In the second part, the scientific background of CIDOC CRM and its semantically enriched 3D content is outlined. In the third part the implementation and the project as a use case is described with respect to the data modelling and the integration of the semantic network into the 3-dimensional environment as well as the integration of spatial aspects and other internet resources. At the end, there is a summary with an outlook on future planned projects.