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

Max Arends, Martin Weingartner, Josef Froschauer, Doron Goldfarb, Dieter Merkl
2012 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies  
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 explorARTorium 1 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
more » ... e 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 tagclouds. By evaluating the main concepts of the explorARTorium we provide proof that users follow and apply these concepts.
doi:10.1109/icalt.2012.166 dblp:conf/icalt/ArendsWFGM12 fatcat:ihwq6ptgz5dbzit66dtykvjll4