TourRDF: Representing, enriching, and publishing curated tours based on linked data

Esko Ikkala, Eetu Mäkelä, Eero Hyvönen*

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Current mobile tourist guide systems are developed and used in separate data silos: each system and vendor tends to use its own proprietary, closed formats for representing tours and point of interest (POI) content. As a result, tour data cannot be enriched from other providers’ tour and POI repositories, or from other external data sources — even when such data were publicly available by, e.g., cities willing to promote tourism. This paper argues, that an open shared RDF-based tour vocabulary is needed to address these problems, and introduces such a model, TourRDF, extending the earlier TourML schema into the era of Linked Data. As a test and an evaluation of the approach, a case study based on data about the Unesco World Heritage site Suomenlinna fortress is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - EKAW 2014 Satellite Events, VISUAL, EKM1, and ARCOE-Logic, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319179650
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 24 Nov 201428 Nov 2014
Conference number: 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
Abbreviated titleEKAW


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