Acquisition and Relevance of Geotagged Information in Tourism

  • Astrid Dickinger
  • Arno Scharl
  • Hermann Stern
  • Albert Weichselbraun
  • Karl Wöber
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-211-77280-5_48

Cite this paper as:
Dickinger A., Scharl A., Stern H., Weichselbraun A., Wöber K. (2008) Acquisition and Relevance of Geotagged Information in Tourism. In: O’Connor P., Höpken W., Gretzel U. (eds) Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2008. Springer, Vienna

Abstract

In the case of tourism applications, it is particularly evident that geography is emerging as a fundamental principle for structuring Web resources. Recent improvements in semantic and geographic Web technology, often referred to as the Geospatial Web, acknowledge the relevance of adding location metadata to existing databases and accessing the vast amounts of information stored in these databases via geospatial services. This paper outlines the acquisition of geospatial context information, describes usage scenarios and real-world applications in the tourism industry, and presents an automated software tool for annotating large collections of Web documents automatically. The quality of this tool is tested based upon Web pages from the Austrian National Tourism Organization. Initial results are encouraging and help define a roadmap for further improving the automated tagging of tourism resources.

Keywords

geotagging text mining information retrieval tourism information systems 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Astrid Dickinger
    • 1
  • Arno Scharl
    • 1
  • Hermann Stern
    • 2
  • Albert Weichselbraun
    • 3
  • Karl Wöber
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of New Media TechnologyMODUL University ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Knowledge Management InstituteGraz University of TechnologyAustria
  3. 3.Institute for Information BusinessVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationAustria
  4. 4.Department of Tourism and Hospitality ManagementMODUL University ViennaAustria