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

Tourist type profiling in Web 3d: A Second Life experience

W. Merkl, H. Berger, M. Dittenbach, A. Pesenhofer
Proceedings of the IADIS Int'l Conference on Information Systems
Proceedingsw of the IADIS Int'l Conference on Information Systems 2008
29 - 36
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Business Informatics
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Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 978-972-8924-57-7
The World Wide Web has become an important source of information for tourists planning their vacation. So, tourism <br> recommender systems supporting users in their decision making process by suggesting suitable holiday destinations or <br> travel packages based on user profiles are an area of vivid research. Since a picture paints a thousand words we have <br> conducted an online survey revealing significant dependencies between tourism-related photographs and tourist types. <br> The results of the survey are packaged in a tourist profiling tool within the collaborative virtual environment of Second <br> Life. It is now possible to generate a user profile in an enjoyable way by simply selecting photos without enduring <br> lengthy form-based self assessments.
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