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The process of emplotment refers to the selection of significant events in a story and the identification of pertinent relations between them, in order to produce a plot providing an interpretation of those events. We are investigating how models of emplotment can be applied to develop web-based tools for creating and interpreting narratives. In particular, we are focusing on the process undertaken by art gallery professionals to design and present exhibitions. This paper presents a set of plot relations developed in collaboration with museum professionals from two national galleries in Ireland, and shows how theories of narrative and digital cultural heritage research have informed the development of an ontology and system to support the authoring of curatorial narratives.
Collins, T., Mulholland, P. and Wolff, A. (2012). Web supported emplotment: using object and event descriptions to facilitate storytelling online and in galleries. In: WebSci 2012, 22-24 June 2012, Evanston, IL, USA, pp. 104–107. doi:10.1145/2380718.2380728