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Harmonised Semantic Meta-Search in Distributed Heterogeneous Databases

Objective

Objective of HarmoSearch is to leverage the use of an existing mediation and harmonisation service for the European tourism market, called Harmonise, by adding new components of clear market value addressing specific user needs. The current version of Harmonise, Harmonise 2.0, is an online service to exchange data with others partners without the need to change the local data schema. Research work is needed to develop an (semi-) automatic mapping tool, which allows users to generate mappings without any technological knowledge or mapping skills, and a semantic meta-search component, based on a semantic registry, to addresses scientific issues like mapping of search queries and intelligent routing to appropriate data sources. HarmoSearch is based on the work of past projects and activities, like Harmonise (IST 2000-29329), Harmo-TEN (eTEN C510828), a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA 15992:2009 E), activities of the non-profit HarmoNET association, the euromuse.net project (eTEN C046229) and portals like e.g. VisitEurope.com. This project brings together five SME partners with a history in the domain and of which some have already made investments in the Harmonise system in the past. They would benefit from a broader use of the Harmonise system in general, but each partner also brings a specific need in addition. Even in a conservative business model, carefully evaluating future incomes, the project could generate additional sales on a five year horizon doubling the total project volume and exceeding the investment needed by SME partners for this project. Not considering the overall positive impact on the European tourism market by overcoming technical obstacles for new and improved services. Project results are first of all the ownership of the SME partners, while RTD partners have the right to use knowledge for their research work and other partners may use the outcomes for their networks (HarmoNET and euromuse.net).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ECTRL SOLUTIONS SRL
Address
Via Solteri
38100 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 152 731,38
Administrative Contact
Adriano Venturini (Mr.)

Participants (9)

EC3 NETWORKS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 155 299,92
Address
Voigtländergasse
1220 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Hackl (Mr.)
X+O BUSINESS SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 340 951,61
Address
Siebensterngasse
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Hackl (Mr.)
Lehmann & Werder Museumsmedien
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 591,05
Address
An Der Kleinbahn
14715 Kriele
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatrix Lehmann (Ms.)
AFIDIUM
France
EU contribution
€ 152 849,24
Address
Rue Andre Nicolas
91300 Massy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Faveur (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 7 800
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannes Werthner (Prof.)
CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE SCARL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 284
Address
Corso Italia 116
56125 Pisa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cosimo Antonio Prete (Prof.)
HARMONISIERUNGSNETZWERK FUR DEN AUSTAUSCH VON REISE- UND TOURISMUSINFORMATIONEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 3 600
Address
Hamburgerstrasse
1050 Vienna
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hackl Manfred (Mr.)
STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 360
Address
Von Der Heydt Strasse 16-18
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monika Hagedorn-Saupe (Prof.)
PROMOTER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 836
Address
Via Della Bonifica 69
56037 Peccioli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonella Fresa (Dr.)