An Ontology for Sharing Touristic Information

  • Carmen Fernández
  • Alberto FernándezEmail author
  • Holger Billhardt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10767)


E-Tourism applications require reliable means for sharing and reusing information and the possibility to add intelligence and inferred knowledge. In this paper, we focus on developing an ontology or common vocabulary for the tourism domain and, in particular, to represent resources from Croatia. We evaluate some of the most popular ontology development methodologies for this case. As a result of this assessment we present a proposal for a methodology that combines activities from both traditional and simplified methods.


Ontologies Knowledge sharing Semantic search engines Semantic technologies Touristic information E-Tourism 



Work partially supported by the Autonomous Region of Madrid (grant “MOSI-AGIL-CM” (S2013/ICE-3019) co-funded by EU Structural Funds FSE and FEDER), project “SURF” (TIN2015-65515-C4-4-R (MINECO/FEDER)) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and through the Excellence Research Group GES2ME (Ref. 30VCPIGI05) co-funded by URJC and Santander Bank.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CETINIAUniversity Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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