Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754


Location-Aware Tour Guide Systems in Museum

  Chih-Yung Tsai1*, Shuo-Yan Chou2 and Shih-Wei Lin3        
  1National Formosa University No. 64, Wen-Hua Road, Huwei City, 632 Yunlin, Taiwan, R. O. C. 2National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, No. 43, Sec. 4, Keelung Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan, R. O. C. 3Chang Gung University, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan, Taiwan 333, R. O. C.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 30 April 2010



This study develops a location-aware tour guide system that combines wireless networking, established content in digital archives for museums, interior locating technology and geographical information system. A simulated-annealing-based approach back-propagation network (SABPN) algorithm is applied to locate the user, and monitor properties such as the visitor’s personal background (e.g., language and age), the content of the visiting materials, and visiting times to provide customized service tour guide system.


Key words: Museum guide system, PDA, WLAN, positioning, neural network.