This paper describes a study in which we enable access to China and Japan cultural heritage information from two history museums, the National palace museum in Taiwan and the Tokugawa art museum in Japan. Results from these museum databases were used to develop a prototype system to demonstrate advanced cultural learning and historical timeline functionalities for foreigners. This system is based on temporal data from museum database, and provided the user with powerful data manipulation and graphical visualization tools. For instance, interactive timeline interfaces could be described which allow a viewer to scroll, change the area, select from multiple timelines, and display attributes of history events. It might become a basis of an interactive digital museum system for China and Japan heritages especially for foreign users.
Proceedings of International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (e-CASE & e-Tech 2011), pp.2218-2216