OnTraNetBD: a knowledgebase for the travel network in Bangladesh

Mir Riyanul Islam, Bayzid Ashik Hossain, Md Nabid Imteaj, Saiful Akhter, Hillol Sarker Jogesh, Marufa Binte Mostafa

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Semantic web can be seen as an extension of the world wide web which offers a common structure that permits data to be pooled and reused across applications, enterprises, and community limitations. Some researchers defined it as a web of formal data. On the other hand, ontologies define the concepts as well as the relationships among them to formally represent a specific domain of interest. They are the elementary unit for inference techniques on the Semantic Web. When ontology contains instances then it becomes a knowledge base. In Bangladesh Tourism has become a major area for improvement because often the information found on the web is not organized and consistent enough. This paper presents OnTraNetBD, a knowledge base containing the formal relationship among the tourist attractions and the other complementary elements of traveling. The main purpose of this knowledge base is to present the travel information to any end users or machines which will facilitate both to understand the domain information and use it according to the individual requirements. Moreover, OnTraNetBD is furnished with such a design so that it can be mapped with other travel ontology or knowledge base to extend the information domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2017, R10-HTC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538621752
ISBN (Print)9781538621769
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC 2017 - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 21 Dec 201723 Dec 2017


Conference5th IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference, R10-HTC 2017


  • arc2
  • description logic
  • knowledgebase
  • ontology
  • owl
  • rdf
  • semantic web
  • sparql
  • travel


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