The Evaluation of Networks Performance in Cultural Heritage Through Intelligent Systems

  • Massimo Bianchi
  • Arturas Kaklauskas
  • Joshua Onome Imoniana
  • Rebecca Levy Orelli
  • Laura Tampieri
Conference paper


The paper analyses and discusses the application of intelligent systems in cultural networks by proposing a framework of performance evaluation based on the network approach. This approach is the natural evolution of cultural institutions that starts from the ownership and preservation of cultural heritage, to the use of web tools and to the perspective that considers the real user’s need identified not as simple information but as process to acquire a cultural awareness as the basis for cultural fruition. The research examined the search software based on the intelligent ones such as the Inquiry-Answer Extraction Networked System for Sustainable Tourism (IAST) to evaluate the performances. Thus, the basic research question is: which are the characteristics in the application of intelligent systems for cultural heritage networks which suggest a specific performance evaluation framework? On the basis of the undertaken analysis, different search tools existing in WEB could be applied to different profiles of users underlining the trade off between organizational top-down and bottom-up approaches.


Cultural Heritage Intelligent System Sustainable Tourism Multiple Criterion Analysis Cultural Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Bianchi
    • 1
  • Arturas Kaklauskas
    • 2
  • Joshua Onome Imoniana
    • 3
  • Rebecca Levy Orelli
    • 1
  • Laura Tampieri
    • 1
  1. 1.Forlì Faculty of EconomicsBologna UniversityForlìItaly
  2. 2.Vilnius Gediminas Technical UniversityVilniusLithuania
  3. 3.Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil

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