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)


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.


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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