Semantic Mobile Content Management Solution
RESULTS AND CONSEQUENCES
Thanks to a comparison with state-of-the-art tourism solutions, the feasibility study allowed us to identify the functional requirements of a content management system that would be bottom-up, semantic and geo-referenced, placing it in the wider context of a Destination Management System.
Moreover, the semantic technology currently being tried in the tourism industry was studied, analysed and tested and the types of technology that best classify and combine their content automatically, making it easily accessible, were selected.
What emerged is that the technology is ready to be used in a business context. An analysis of tour operators and their actual skills also led to the identification of a representation of the content that, though based on the needs of tourists, takes into account the actual capabilities and possibilities of operators, thus guaranteeing the smooth management of content on their part.
The project’s partners have already enjoyed benefits from the study: Bludocks has continued the study of interfaces and plans to produce a product for the online sale of incoming packets. Trim and the Polytechnic of Turin are continuing their cooperation on semantic technology; the company in particular has decided to focus on semantics, which is now one of the two main strands for relaunching its IT range, even in fields other than tourism. Sinerga is continuing its analysis of the tourism industry and has begun important partnerships that identify it as a supplier of know-how to large companies. The GVS group is now carrying out a study to relaunch the interfaces of some of its key products.
Project co-financed within the Innovation Poles of the Piedmont Region (POR FESR 2007/2013, Axis I, Activities I.1.3 - II Annual program for projects and services for Research and Innovation)