16th AIAI 2020, 5 -7 June 2020, Greece

Knowledge-based Management and Reasoning on Cultural and Natural Touristic Routes

Evangelos A. Stathopoulos, Alexandros Kokkalas, Eirini E. Mitsopoulou, Athanasios T. Patenidis, Georgios Meditskos, Sotiris Diplaris, Ioannis Paliokas, Stefanos Vrochidis, konstantinos Votis, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Ioannis Kompatsiaris


  There is great potential in interdisciplinary traveling platforms mingling knowledge about cultural heritage aspects, such as places with schedules providing visits or even containing augmented reality features also, along with environmental concerns to enhance personalized tourist experience and tripping avocation. For an ontological framework to support and nominate trip detours of targeted interests according to end-users, it should incorporate and unify as much heterogeneous information, deriving either from web sources or wherever there are ubiquitously available such as sensors or open databases. A plethora of qualitatively diverse data along with adequate quantities of them escalate the contingent results in terms of conferring a plurality of relevant options which can be utterly manifested through involving axioms with rule-based reasoning functionalities upon properties considered to be irrelevant to each other at first glance. Thus, managing to import predefined concepts from other ontologies, such as temporality or spatiality, and combine them with new defined concepts to tourist assets, such as points of interest, results in novel meaningful relationships never established before. Apart from the utilization of pre-existent resources and logic towards automatic detouring suggestions, a wide-spectrum modeling enables a suitable problem statement relevant to the e-Tracer framework and comprehension of the issues, providing the opportunity of statistical analysis of knowledge when adequate amounts amassed.  

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