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3cixty: Building Comprehensive Knowledge Bases for City Exploration

13 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Raphael Troncy

EURECOM - Department of Multimedia Communications

Giuseppe Rizzo

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)

Anthony Jameson

Saarland University - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Oscar Corcho

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Ontology Engineering Group; University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

Julien Plu

EURECOM

Enrico Palumbo

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB); EURECOM

Juan Carlos Ballesteros Hermida

Localidata

Adrian Spirescu

Saarland University - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Catalin Barbu

University of Duisburg-Essen

Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Saarland University - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Matteo Rossi

Polytechnic University of Milan

Irene Celino

CEFRIEL

Rachit Agarwal

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA)

Christian Scanu

Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia - Milan

Massimo Valla

Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia - Milan

Timber Haaker

InnoValor

Abstract

Planning a visit to Expo Milano 2015 or simply touring in Milan are activities that require a certain amount of a priori knowledge of the city. In this paper, we present the process of building such comprehensive knowledge bases that contain descriptions of events and activities, places and sights, transportation facilities as well as social activities, collected from numerous static, near- and real-time local and global data providers, including hyper local sources such as the Expo Milano 2015 official services and several social media platforms. Entities in the 3cixty KB are deduplicated, interlinked and enriched using semantic technologies. The 3cixty KB is empowering the ExplorMI 360 multi-device application, which has been officially endorsed by the E015 Technical Management Board and has gained the patronage of Expo Milano in 2015, thus has offered a unique testing scenario for the 20 million visitors along the 6 months of the exhibit. In 2016-2017, new knowledge bases have been created for the cities of London, Madeira and Singapore, as well as for the entire French Cote d'Azur area.

Keywords: 3cixty, smart city, parallel faceted browser interface, exploratory search engine, knowledge base, instance matching

Suggested Citation

Troncy, Raphael and Rizzo, Giuseppe and Jameson, Anthony and Corcho, Oscar and Plu, Julien and Palumbo, Enrico and Hermida, Juan Carlos Ballesteros and Spirescu, Adrian and Barbu, Catalin and Kuhn, Kai-Dominik and Rossi, Matteo and Celino, Irene and Agarwal, Rachit and Scanu, Christian and Valla, Massimo and Haaker, Timber, 3cixty: Building Comprehensive Knowledge Bases for City Exploration (2017). Journal of Web Semantics First Look. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199308 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199308

Raphael Troncy (Contact Author)

EURECOM - Department of Multimedia Communications ( email )

Campus Sophia Tech
450 Route des Chappes
Alpes-Maritimes, 06410
France

Giuseppe Rizzo

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)

Via Pier Carlo Boggio
Turin
Italy

Anthony Jameson

Saarland University - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Saarbrucken
Germany

Oscar Corcho

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Ontology Engineering Group ( email )

Madrid
Spain

University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

Kilburn Building, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9GH, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Julien Plu

EURECOM

Campus SophiaTech, 450 Route des Chappes
Sophia Antipolis
France

Enrico Palumbo

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB)

Via Pier Carlo Boggio
Turin
Italy

EURECOM

Campus SophiaTech, 450 Route des Chappes
Sophia Antipolis
France

Juan Carlos Ballesteros Hermida

Localidata

Calle Agustín de Betancourt
Madrid, 28003
Spain

Adrian Spirescu

Saarland University - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Saarbrucken
Germany

Catalin Barbu

University of Duisburg-Essen

Lotharstrasse 1
Duisburg, 47048
Germany

Kai-Dominik Kuhn

Saarland University - German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Saarbrucken
Germany

Matteo Rossi

Polytechnic University of Milan

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
Milan, Milano 20100
Italy

Irene Celino

CEFRIEL ( email )

Viale Sarca, 226
Milan
Italy

Rachit Agarwal

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (INRIA)

40 avenue Halley
Villeneuve, 59650
France

Christian Scanu

Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia - Milan

Milan
Italy

Massimo Valla

Telecom Italia - Telecom Italia - Milan

Milan
Italy

Timber Haaker

InnoValor

Stationsstraat 79e
Amersfoort, Utrecht
Netherlands

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