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Web supported emplotment: using object and event descriptions to facilitate storytelling online and in galleries

Collins, Trevor; Mulholland, Paul and Wolff, Annika (2012). Web supported emplotment: using object and event descriptions to facilitate storytelling online and in galleries. In: WebSci 2012, 22-24 June 2012, Evanston, IL, USA, pp. 104–107.

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The process of emplotment refers to the selection of significant events in a story and the identification of pertinent relations between them, in order to produce a plot providing an interpretation of those events. We are investigating how models of emplotment can be applied to develop web-based tools for creating and interpreting narratives. In particular, we are focusing on the process undertaken by art gallery professionals to design and present exhibitions. This paper presents a set of plot relations developed in collaboration with museum professionals from two national galleries in Ireland, and shows how theories of narrative and digital cultural heritage research have informed the development of an ontology and system to support the authoring of curatorial narratives.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 ACM Press
ISBN: 1-4503-1228-4, 978-1-4503-1228-8
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEU 7th Framework Programme (Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation)/Decipher Project (270001)
Keywords: cultural heritage; emplotment; event-based representation; interpretation; narrative
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 34163
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2012 14:40
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2015 14:34
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