Supporting multiple perspectives on 3D museum artefacts through interoperable annotations

Hunter, Jane and Yu, Chih-Hao (2010). Supporting multiple perspectives on 3D museum artefacts through interoperable annotations. In: R. Nakatsu, N. Tosa, F. Naghdy and P. Codognet, Second IFIP TC 14 Entertainment Computing Symposium, ECS 2010, Brisbane, Australia, (149-159). 20-23 September 2010. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15214-6_15

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Author Hunter, Jane
Yu, Chih-Hao
Title of paper Supporting multiple perspectives on 3D museum artefacts through interoperable annotations
Conference name Second IFIP TC 14 Entertainment Computing Symposium, ECS 2010
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 20-23 September 2010
Journal name Cultural Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Boston, MA , United States
Publisher Springer Boston
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-15214-6_15
Open Access Status
ISBN 978-3-642-15213-9
ISSN 1868-4238
Editor R. Nakatsu
N. Tosa
F. Naghdy
P. Codognet
Volume 333
Start page 149
End page 159
Total pages 11
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Increasing numbers of museums and cultural institutions are using 3D laser scanning techniques to preserve cultural artefacts as 3D digital models, that are then accessible to curators, scholars and the general public via Web interfaces to online galleries. Museums are finding the cost of providing metadata for such collections prohibitive and are keen to explore how they might exploit Web 2.0 social tagging and annotation services to capture community knowledge and enrich the contextual metadata associated with their collections. Although there exist some annotation services for 3D objects, they are designed for specific disciplines, not Web-based or depend on proprietary software and formats. The majority also only support the attachment of annotations to whole objects – not points, 3D surface regions or 3D segments. This paper describes the 3DSA (3D Semantic Annotation) system developed at the University of Queensland that enables users to attach annotations to 3D digital artefacts. The 3DSA system is based on a common interoperable annotation model (the Open Annotations Collaboration (OAC) model) and uses ontology-based tags to support further semantic annotation and reasoning. This common approach enables annotations to be re-used, migrated and shared – across annotation clients and across different 3D and 2.5D digital representations of the one cultural artifact. Such interoperability is essential if cultural institutions are to easily harness knowledge from a broad range of users, including curators, students and remote Indigenous communities, with different client capabilities.
Keyword Interoperablilty
Cultural heritage
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Held as part of the 21st World Computer Congress, WCC 2010, in Brisbane, Australia, in September 2010.

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