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Title: A Semantic Brokering System for the Tourism Domain
Author(s): G. Antoniou, T. Skylogiannis, A. Bikakis, N. Bassiliades.
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Keywords: Brokering, Rules, Ontologies, RDF Schema.
Appeared in: Journal of Information Technology and Tourism, special issue on "Semantic Web Technologies and Applications", Vol. 7, No. 3-4, pp. 183-200, 2005.
Abstract: The tourism industry is a good candidate for taking up Semantic Web technology. In this paper we study 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 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 multi-agent environment.
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