ONTOLOGY-BASED WEB TOOLS FOR RETRIEVING PHOTOGRAMMETRIC CULTURAL HERITAGE MODELS
- 1Aix Marseille University, CNRS, ENSAM, Université De Toulon, LIS UMR 7020, 13397 Marseille, France
- 2University of Dundee, Perth Rd, Dundee, Scotland UK
- 3Aix Marseille University, CNRS, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, CCJ UMR 7299, 13094 Aix En Provence, France
- 4Archaeology Centre, University of Malta, Msida MSD 2080, Malta
- 5Ship Reconstruction Laboratory 4352 TAMU, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA
Keywords: Ontologies, Photogrammetry, Semantic Web, Cultural Heritage, Domain Knowledge
Abstract. A key challenge in cultural heritage (CH) sites visualization is to provide models and tools that effectively integrate the content of a CH data with domain-specific knowledge so that the users can query, interpret and consume the visualized information. Moreover, it is important that the intelligent visualization systems are interoperable in the semantic web environment and thus, capable of establishing a methodology to acquire, integrate, analyze, generate and share numeric contents and associated knowledge in human and machine-readable Web. In this paper, we present a model, a methodology and a software Web-tools that support the coupling of the 2D/3D Web representation with the knowledge graph database of Xlendi shipwreck. The Web visualization tools and the knowledge-based techniques are married into a photogrammetry driven ontological model while at the same time, user-friendly web tools for querying and semantic consumption of the shipwreck information are introduced.