LARK: Location-Aware Personalized Travel Guide with Rich Knowledge


We present LARK, a mobile web application at, that provides location-aware information content. LARK is a query-search-optimization engine that serves as a multimedia database, an individually customized tour planner and an on-site tour guide. Technically, LARK consists of a server component to facilitate generation, modification, search of multimedia content that can be related, and adaptive, to physical locations and a mobile app to render and adapt the tours on user’s mobile device(s) and interests. LARK provides new possibilities for collecting and sharing specialized knowledge beyond tourism, by presenting tours with high educational and historical significance for its users.