Instrumenting the UNWTO’s Thesaurus on Tourism & Leisure Activities for seamless adoption in the Web of Data
Emanuela De Vita, Ivan Marcialis, Stefano Salvatore Fadda, Alberto Farci, Gian Luca Malagnini:
Instrumenting the UNWTO’s Thesaurus on Tourism & Leisure Activities for seamless adoption in the Web of Data.
In: J. Fernández, S. Hellmann (eds.): Proceedings of the Posters and Demos
Track of the 13th International Conference on Semantic Systems - SEMANTiCS2017,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 11-14, 2017,
In this paper, we describe our conversion of the “Thesaurus on Tourism and Leisure Activities" into SKOS. We propose well-formed and human-readable IRIs to identify every concept, and we connect most of these entities with the corresponding DBpedia entity. We also present an independent release of this thesaurus, it updates/removes the obsolete concepts, and supplements it with new ones. To manage these vocabularies, we developed a Web application that offers an API to query the model and the features to use and to share and, as a remarkable feature, allows users to improve the model by translating labels and descriptions in different languages and suggesting connections with different ontologies available in the Web of Data.
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