Learning about Art History by Exploratory Search, Contextual View and Social Tags

Max Arends, Martin Weingartner, Josef Wolfartsberger, Doron Goldfarb, Dieter Merkl

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Abstract

In order to develop a learning environment for art history, we adopted concepts from art education and information technology. In contrast to other user-interfaces for art-databases, we created the explorARTorium1 to compare artworks along different dimensions without having to rely on textual information that excludes people without sophisticated knowledge of art history. Instead, artworks are presented in context among different categories like the oeuvre of the artist, the topic and theme of an artwork as well as the geographical region and time period the artwork was created in. Additional concepts of the explorARTorium are social tagging and tag- clouds. By evaluating the main concepts of the explorARTorium we provide proof that users follow and apply these concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012
Pages395-399
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies - Rom, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012
http://www.scuolaiad.it/ICALT2012/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2012

Conference

Conference12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
CountryItaly
CityRom
Period04.07.201206.07.2012
Internet address

Keywords

  • art history
  • contextual search
  • learning
  • social tagging

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