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Re: Wikitravel.org data

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 15:04:39 +0200
Message-ID: <4A17F467.4000801@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Nicolas Raoul <nicolas.raoul.lists@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Raoul,

>I am looking for ontologies describing Wikitravel's extractable information:
>1) Hotels with name, address, phone, prices, services ...
>There seemed to be a travelontology.owl some time ago but now the owl
>file is nowhere to be found.
>2) Restaurants/bars/clubs with name, address, phone, price range, services ...
>3) Tourism spots with name, adress, activities ...
>http://rewerse.net/A1/otn/OTN.owl contains some useful concepts but
>more are needed.
>Are there existing ontologies about those domains that I am not aware
>of (and could not find via Google/Swoogle/Sindice) ?

For the business entities, their contact details, opening hours, 
pricing, payment options, and business functions, I strongly recommend 
GoodRelations,

http://purl.org/goodrelations/

GoodRelations should cover most of your needs out of the box for any 
type of business or service offering on the Web, including price ranges 
etc.  Also, GoodRelations is a stable and mature ontology project with 
sustained support from numerous players. It is designed to work in pure 
RDF/LOD scenarios as well as in controlled OWL DL projects.

The ontology primer is available at

http://www.heppnetz.de/projects/goodrelations/primer/

A tool for creating basic descriptions for any business is at

http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/tools/goodrelations-annotator/

You can also use that tool for learning the recommended GoodRelations 
modeling patterns. The tool only allows chosing from the first two 
hierarchies of eClassOWL, but you could replace the class IDs in the 
RDF/XML later on in order to make the description more specific.

A restaurant could use the eClassOWL 5.1.4 category 2520 (Food and 
services) or one of the following more specific classes:

25-20-01-00 -  Restaurant (service), [ eclass:C_AKG508003-gen ]
25-20-01-01 -  Restaurant with conventional service (service),  [ 
eclass:C_AKG509003-gen ]
25-20-01-02 -  Restaurant with self-service (service), [ 
eclass:C_AKG510003-gen ]
25-20-01-03 -  Cafe (service),   25-20-01-03 [ eclass:C_AKG511003-gen ]
25-20-02-01 -  Bar (service), [ eclass:C_AKG515003-gen ]
25-20-02-02 -  Bar and entertainment restaurant (service) [ 
eclass:C_AKG516003-gen ]
25-20-02-03 - Disco and dance restaurant (service)  [ 
eclass:C_AKG517003-gen ]

The proper gr:BusinessFunction would be gr:ProvideService, since eClass 
classifies restaurants as types of services. (When using an ontology 
that defines particular types of meals, then the proper business 
function would be "sell".)

A hotel could use the eClassOWL 5.1.4 category 2512 (Travel Management) 
or, better, one of the following more specific classes:

25-12-13-01 -  Hotel (travel management),  [ eclass:C_AKG314003-gen ]
25-12-13-02 -  Hotel garni (travel management),    [ 
eclass:C_AKG315003-gen ]
25-12-13-03 -  Inn (travel management),[ eclass:C_AKG316003-gen ]
25-12-13-04 -  Pension (travel management),  [ eclass:C_AKG317003-gen ]

The proper gr:BusinessFunction would be gr:ProvideService, too.

eclass: = http://www.ebusiness-unibw.org/ontologies/eclass/5.1.4/#

Note that GoodRelations can be also used without eClassOWL or with any 
other ontology for describing WHAT is being offered. You can also use 
dbPedia URIs or other domain ontologies.

Best

Martin

Nicolas Raoul wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I am thinking of extracting data from wikitravel.org in the same way
> DBpedia extracts data from Wikipedia.
> I am looking for ontologies describing Wikitravel's extractable information:
>
> 1) Hotels with name, address, phone, prices, services ...
> There seemed to be a travelontology.owl some time ago but now the owl
> file is nowhere to be found.
>
> 2) Restaurants/bars/clubs with name, address, phone, price range, services ...
>
> 3) Tourism spots with name, adress, activities ...
> http://rewerse.net/A1/otn/OTN.owl contains some useful concepts but
> more are needed.
>
> Are there existing ontologies about those domains that I am not aware
> of (and could not find via Google/Swoogle/Sindice) ?
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Nicolas Raoul.
>
> PS:
> Some parts of http://www.daml.org/ontologies/171 could be used, but I
> find disturbing that all class names and attributes are in German. It
> made me think: If a long-lasting URI string is one that does not let
> people presume what it is about (such as site.org/objects/409824),
> then a long-lasting predicate string URI might be one that follows the
> same principle (such as site.org/predicates/9653). Any thought?
>
>
>   

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