New Approaches in Context Modelling for Tourism Applications


The notion of context has been widely studied and there are several authors that have proposed different definitions of context. However, context has not been widely studied in the framework of human mobility and the notion of context has been directly imported from other computing fields without specifically addressing the tourism domain requirements. In order to store and manage context information a context data model is needed. Ontologies have been widely used in context modelling, but many of them are designed to be applied in general ubiquitous computing environments, do not contain specific concepts related to the tourism domain or some approaches do not contain enough concepts to represent context information related to the visitor or tourist on the move as we need in the TourExp project. That is why we propose a new approach to provide a better solution to model context data in tourism environments, adding more value to our solution reusing Open Data about tourist resources from Open Data Euskadi initiative and publishing it as Linked Data.