UrbanMatch - linking and improving Smart Cities Data

Publication Date: 
Monday, 16 April, 2012
Published in: 
Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW2012)
Irene Celino, Simone Contessa, Marta Corubolo, Daniele Dell'Aglio, Emanuele Della Valle, Stefano Fumeo, Thorsten Krüger

This paper is published in Proceedings of the Linked Data on the Web Workshop (LDOW2012), co-located with the World Wide Web Conference (WWW2012) on April 16th, 2012 in Lyon, France.


Urban-related data and geographic information are becoming mainstream in the Linked Data community due also to the popularity of Location-based Services. In this paper, we introduce the UrbanMatch game, a mobile gaming application that joins data linkage and data quality/trustworthiness assessment in an urban environment. By putting together Linked Data and Human Computation, we create a new interaction paradigm to consume and produce location-specific linked data by involving and engaging the final user. The UrbanMatch game is also oered as an example of value proposition and business model of a new family of linked data applications based on gaming in Smart Cities.

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