A SEMANTIC BROKERING SYSTEM FOR THE TOURISM DOMAIN
Source: Information Technology & Tourism, 1 January 2005, vol. 7, no. 3-1, pp. 183-200(18)
Abstract:The tourism industry is a good candidate for taking up Semantic Web technology. We studied the brokering and matchmaking problem in the tourism domain: that is, how a requester’s requirements and preferences can be matched against a set of offerings collected by a broker. The proposed solution uses the Semantic Web standard of Resource Description Framework (RDF) to represent the offerings, and a deductive logical language for expressing the requirements and preferences. We motivate and explain the approach we propose, and report on a prototypical implementation exhibiting the described functionality in a multiagent environment.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: *Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece 2: †Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, Greece 3: ‡Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Publication date: January 1, 2005