Hontology: A Multilingual Ontology for the Accommodation Sector in the Tourism Industry

Marcirio Silveira Chaves, Larissa Freitas, Renata Vieira

Abstract

Ontologies have been used to support both web agents reasoning and human decision making. However, ontology development is a new area and for some knowledge domains they are still rare. Although ontologies had been developed in the context of Semantic Web, it is the Web 2.0 content that is actually pervasive on the web. One of the properties of this content is to be multilingual, which requires multilingual resources to deal with it. Online reviews are examples of multilingual texts provided by products and services consumers. This paper presents a multilingual ontology for the accommodation sector. As a result, we deliver Hontology, a freely available domain-specific ontology. Hontology reuses concepts of other vocabularies such as Dbpedia.org and Schema.org. It is useful for a wide range of applications within the accommodation sector, including ontology-based information extraction, text annotation and information visualisation.

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Silveira Chaves M., Freitas L. and Vieira R. (2012). Hontology: A Multilingual Ontology for the Accommodation Sector in the Tourism Industry . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-30-3, pages 149-154. DOI: 10.5220/0004107401490154


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@conference{keod12,
author={Marcirio Silveira Chaves and Larissa Freitas and Renata Vieira},
title={Hontology: A Multilingual Ontology for the Accommodation Sector in the Tourism Industry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={149-154},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004107401490154},
isbn={978-989-8565-30-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2012)
TI - Hontology: A Multilingual Ontology for the Accommodation Sector in the Tourism Industry
SN - 978-989-8565-30-3
AU - Silveira Chaves M.
AU - Freitas L.
AU - Vieira R.
PY - 2012
SP - 149
EP - 154
DO - 10.5220/0004107401490154