Semiotic Design of a Hypermedia for Cultural Heritage

  • Vito Roberto
  • Elio Toppano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5716)

Abstract

The paper proposes a semiotic model inspired to the narrative, structural framework by A.J.Greimas, and applied to the design and analysis of a hypermedia. The framework is structured into four levels of signification and allows for a constructive process of semantic aggregation. We follow such a process in order to explore the conceptual organization of the model. We construct a hypermedia regarding a collection of ancient mosaics from a roman villa. Our results indicate that the proposed approach opens novel perspectives, and looks promising towards the definition of semiotic methodologies of hypermedia design.

Keywords

Semiotic Design Analysis Hypermedia Cultural Heritage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vito Roberto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elio Toppano
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e InformaticaItaly
  2. 2.Norbert Wiener CenterUniversity of UdineItaly

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