Information Systems Laboratory


Category: european

Project Title: MESMUSES : Metaphor for Science Museums

Funding Organization: EU - IST

Coordinator: INRIA Institut National de Recherche en Infirmatique et en Automatisme, Alain Michard

Partners: INRIA Institut National de Recherche en Infirmatique et en Automatisme, FINSIEL S.P.A. , IMSS Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, EUROCLID SARL, CSI Cite des Sciences et de l Industrie, FORTH Foundation for Research & Technology, EDW International SRL, ENST Ecole Nationale Superieure des telecommunications de Bretagne, DET-UNIFI Universita degli Studi di Firenze

Duration: 01/02/2001 - 31/07/2003

Expiration Date: 19/7/2003

Total Budget: 2381132

FORTH ICS budget: 304998

Project Objective: 

MESMUSES aims at designing and experimenting a geographic metaphor for organising, structuring and presenting the scientific and technical knowledge offered to the public by scientific museums. The metaphor is the one of knowledge maps which all together create and offer a cartography of connected or neighbouring knowledge domains. These maps will enable the creation of semantic portals through which users will easily locate information relevant to their current interest, and from which they will navigate either on predefined routes, or on new routes that they will define in a cooperative manner.

Contact Person: Vassilis Christophides,

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