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Sensors 2012, 12(5), 5273-5289; doi:10.3390/s120505273

Context-Based Tourism Information Filtering with a Semantic Rule Engine

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Competence Research Center in Tourism, CICtourGUNE, Mikeletegi Pasealekua 56, Donostia - San Sebastián 94348, Spain
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto, Avda. de las Universidades 24, Bilbao 48007, Spain
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Department of Statistics, University of Oviedo, Avda. Luis Moya 261, Gijón 33003, Spain
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Received: 31 March 2012 / Revised: 18 April 2012 / Accepted: 20 April 2012 / Published: 26 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

This paper presents the CONCERT framework, a push/filter information consumption paradigm, based on a rule-based semantic contextual information system for tourism. CONCERT suggests a specific insight of the notion of context from a human mobility perspective. It focuses on the particular characteristics and requirements of travellers and addresses the drawbacks found in other approaches. Additionally, CONCERT suggests the use of digital broadcasting as push communication technology, whereby tourism information is disseminated to mobile devices. This information is then automatically filtered by a network of ontologies and offered to tourists on the screen. The results obtained in the experiments carried out show evidence that the information disseminated through digital broadcasting can be manipulated by the network of ontologies, providing contextualizedinformation that produces user satisfaction.
Keywords: context-awareness; push technology; tourism; reasoning; semantic-web; digital broadcasting context-awareness; push technology; tourism; reasoning; semantic-web; digital broadcasting
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Lamsfus, C.; Martín, D.; Alzua-Sorzabal, A.; López-de-Ipiña, D.; Torres-Manzanera, E. Context-Based Tourism Information Filtering with a Semantic Rule Engine. Sensors 2012, 12, 5273-5289.

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