Expressing and aggregating rich event descriptions

  • Suominen O
  • Hyvönen E
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Abstract

Publishing information about upcoming events such as concerts and discussion
group meetings in a structured format allows the event information to be
aggregated, filtered and delivered to potential participants. Making
automatic personalized recommendations about events requires structured
metadata such as machine-understandable locations and semantic descriptions
about the topic and audience of the event. We present a survey of the state
of current semantic representation formats for events, including iCalendar
and its RDFa and microformat representations, and show that their
support for expressing rich structured metadata is limited. We have also
tested how well different tools support and understand the formats. Based on
the surveys we have implemented a rich event information schema for a
health-oriented activity portal and developed an aggregation and validation
tool for gathering and processing event information.

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84890060491
  • ISSN: 16130073
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