Note:  Corresponding author. Francesco Mele, Istituto di Cibernetica “E. Caianiello” – CNR, Via Campi Flegrei n. 34 Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy. Tel.: +39 081 8675317; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: This work focuses on the topic of cultural stories, about which we propose a methodology for the annotation of media that presents historical and cultural contents, the composition of the stories, and the production of multimedia presentations of aggregated media. Specifically, the research consists in the definition of an annotation language for events in which time is represented in explicit form (qualitative and quantitative). The logical representation of the stories has allowed for building specialized modules to facilitate different types of events analysis associated with the media regarding the checking of connectivity and consistency, causality, and the discovery of temporal relations. In this work, concepts belonging to Film Theory, like the notions of plot, fabula, flashback and flashforward, were adopted for the construction of a story. Specific diagrams for the comparison of different ways (plots) in which a story can be told were proposed. Among the tools developed in this research, we present the algorithms implemented for the production of the code for visualizing multimedia stories, starting from the logical representation of annotated events.