188/4 E-Commerce Group
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Vienna University of Technology
Favoritenstrasse 9-11/188, A-1040 Vienna, Austria

Photo-Based User Profiling for Tourism Recommender Systems

Type: 
Speech with proceedings
Abstract: 
The World Wide Web has become an important source of information for tourists planning their vacation. <br> So, tourism recommender systems supporting users in their decision making process by suggesting suitable holiday destinations or travel packages based on user profiles are an area of vivid research. <br> Since a picture paints a thousand words we have conducted an online survey revealing significant dependencies between tourism-related photographs and tourist types.<br> The results of the survey are packaged in a Web-based tourist profiling tool.<br> It is now possible to generate a user profile in an enjoyable way by simply selecting photos without enduring lengthy form-based self assessments.
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Department Focus: 
(Business Informatics)
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
Proceedings: 
E-Commerce and Web Technologies
Publisher: 
Springer
Year: 
2007
ISBN: 
ISBN: 3-540-74562-9
Pages: 
46 - 55
Accepted: 
Acceptance undecided
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Reference: 
<u>H. Berger</u>, M. Denk, M. Dittenbach, A. Pesenhofer, W. Merkl: <br>"<i>Photo-Based User Profiling for Tourism Recommender Systems</i>"; <br>Talk: EC-Web, Regensburg, Germany; 09-03-2007 - 09-07-2007; in: "<i>E-Commerce and Web Technologies</i>", G. Psaila, R. Wagner (ed.); Springer, LNCS 4655 (2007), ISBN: 3-540-74562-9; 46 - 55.<br><br> <a href="https://publik.tuwien.ac.at/showentry.php?ID=141644&lang=2" class="publist"><i>More information</i></a><br><br>
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