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CURIOS Mobile: Linked Data exploitation for tourist mobile apps in rural areas

Nguyen, Hai H.; Beel, David; Webster, Gemma; Mellish, Chris; Pan, Jeff Z.; Wallace, Claire


Hai H. Nguyen

David Beel

Chris Mellish

Jeff Z. Pan

Claire Wallace


Thepchai Supnithi

Takahira Yamaguchi

Jeff Z. Pan

Vilas Wuwongse

Marut Buranarach


As mobile devices proliferate and their computational power has increased rapidly over recent years, mobile applications have become a popular choice for visitors to enhance their travelling experience. However, most tourist mobile apps currently use narratives generated specifically for the app and often require a reliable Internet connection to download data from the cloud. These requirements are difficult to achieve in rural settings where many interesting cultural heritage sites are located. Although Linked Data has become a very popular format to preserve historical and cultural archives, it has not been applied to a great extent in tourist sector. In this paper we describe an approach to using Linked Data technology for enhancing visitors’ experience in rural settings. In particular, we present CURIOS Mobile, the implementation of our approach and an initial evaluation from a case study conducted in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014
Start Date Nov 9, 2014
End Date Nov 11, 2014
Online Publication Date Feb 21, 2015
Publication Date Feb 21, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 4, 2016
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8943
Pages 129-145
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 8943
Series ISSN 0302-9743
Book Title Semantic Technology : 4th Joint International Conference, JIST 2014
Chapter Number 10
ISBN 9783319156149
Keywords Mobile devices; mobile applications; tourism; tourist mobile apps; Linked Data; CURIOS Mobile; rural areas;
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