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Re: Extension proposal for TouristAttraction class

From: Angelica Lo Duca <angelica.loduca@iit.cnr.it>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:52:16 +0100
Cc: public-schemaorg@w3.org, Elisa Triolo <elisatriolo91@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <11EFDC83-CC22-49C9-902A-C2F53D54C7B1@iit.cnr.it>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Dear Thad,
thanks for your quick reply!

You're right, a HairSalon is generally considered as a famous place and not as a typical tourist attraction, but we think that in some cases, it can be possible that a person or a group of persons decide to move and stay overnight to another city (one of the conditions to talk about tourism) for the pleasure of visiting (another of essential conditions of tourism) a specific hair salon and, maybe, other attractions in the surroundings. It's for these reasons that we added these Classes to TouristAttraction.

However, if we wanted to be more strict, we should re-think about three classes: HealthAndBeautyBusiness, SportsActivityLocation and ShoppingLocation. In particular, we could remove completely the ShoppingLocation Class as a sub class of TouristAttraction and maintain only a few sub classes of HealthAndBeautyBusiness and SportsActivityLocation, such as DaySpa, ThermalBath, SkiResort, BowlingAlley.

What do you think?

Angelica

 Angelica Lo Duca, PhD
Web Applications for the Future Internet Lab.
Institute of Informatics and Telematics
National Research Council
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi,
56124 Pisa (Italy)

http://www.iit.cnr.it/angelica.loduca
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> Il giorno 03/nov/2016, alle ore 17:57, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> ha scritto:
> 
> Nice,
> 
> But there are a few classes that seem to be outside the realm of a typical TouristAttraction.  Like HairSalon ?  I have yet to visit any famous Hair Salons.  I know some do exist, but I would consider them just a Famous Place, or Attraction.  Not something you would see in a guidebook or Travel agency magazine or itinerary.
> 
> It looks like this structure attempts to collect not just a typical TouristAttraction that a vacationing person or family might be interested in, but instead something more like classes that could be considered a "Famous Place" ?
> 
> The word Tourist means someone traveling to a place for pleasure.  Some of the listed classes would be marginally pleasurable for some people, but certainly still retain a Famous indication.
> 
> So I would lean to renaming to something like FamousAttraction or similar..or just Attraction.
> Then again...anything Famous typically gets flocked by Tourists eventually. :)
> 
> 
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 10:35 AM Angelica Lo Duca <angelica.loduca@iit.cnr.it <mailto:angelica.loduca@iit.cnr.it>> wrote:
> Hi all,
> one of my students, Elisabetta Triolo, is working on a proposal of a host extension for the TouristAttraction class of Schema.org <http://schema.org/>.
> She studied the structure of some important tourism platforms such as TripAdvisor <https://www.tripadvisor.it/>, ParisInfo <http://www.parisinfo.com/>, Gogobot <https://www.gogobot.com/>, and she tried to define what a tourist attraction is, by reading information and publications such as the Wikipedia definition <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourist_attraction>, the Lorenzo Canova’s study of attractions <http://www00.unibg.it/dati/corsi/3091/12779-Il%20prodotto%20turistico.pdf>, Lucia Varra’s article <https://books.google.it/books?id=5tKk5ElLyhwC&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=La+destinazione+turistica+come+prodotto++di+relazioni+operative+e+cognitive:+il+ruolo++dell%E2%80%99OTD+nel+governo+delle+relazioni++interorganizzative+e+nei+processi+di+sviluppo++del+territorio&source=bl&ots=HB-XpGTL75&sig=ASp7Os5xL0SrFZt2mLIAJpN8iJg&hl=it&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9q6mo15PPAhUEKsAKHZiGB_kQ6AEIKjAC#v=onepage&q&f=false> about tourist destination.
> The whole extension has been published here <http://tourism.sdo-touristattr-extension.appspot.com/TouristAttraction>. 
> In addition, an owl version of the extension is available here <https://github.com/alod83/tourpedia-attraction/blob/master/ontology/schemaorgTouristAttraction.owl> and it’s possible to find an explanation of the project here <https://github.com/alod83/schemaorg_tourist_attraction/wiki>.
> 
> It’s important for us to have feedback from the community, in order to improve the structure of the class and its subclasses, and, hopefully, add this as an host extension of the Schema.org <http://schema.org/> project.
> Thanks in advance for your attention,
> Angelica
> 
> Angelica Lo Duca, PhD
> Web Applications for the Future Internet Lab.
> Institute of Informatics and Telematics
> National Research Council
> Via Giuseppe Moruzzi,
> 56124 Pisa (Italy)
> 
> http://www.iit.cnr.it/angelica.loduca <http://www.iit.cnr.it/angelica.loduca>
> Tel. +39 050 315 8292 <tel:+39%20050%20315%208292>
> Skype, Twitter, Github: alod83
> 
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