Cross-cultural religious tourism with impression distance search system

Piyaporn Nurarak, Shiori Sasaki, Irene Erlyn Wina Rachmawan, Yasushi Kiyoki

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Cross-cultural religious tourism is computational to promote cross-cultural communication and understanding according to impression distance. Our motivation to implement semantic search with an emotion-oriented context into the proposed system is to realize global tourism recommendations expressed in different cultures. The objectives of this paper are (1) to find the religious places by using the tourist’s emotional distance, (2) to find similar religious places not only in the same culture but also in the different cultures with the tourist’s emotional distance calculations. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and applicability of this method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXXII
EditorsMarina Tropmann-Frick, Bernhard Thalheim, Hannu Jaakkola, Yasushi Kiyoki, Naofumi Yoshida
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681405
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 16
Event30th International conference on Information Modeling and Knowledge Bases, EJC 2020 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 2020 Jun 82020 Jun 9

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


Conference30th International conference on Information Modeling and Knowledge Bases, EJC 2020
CityVirtual, Online


  • Cross-cultural
  • Impression distance
  • Religious
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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