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Vienna University of Technology
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Tourist type profiling in Web 3d: A Second Life experience

Authors: 
W. Merkl, H. Berger, M. Dittenbach, A. Pesenhofer
Publisher: 
Proceedings of the IADIS Int'l Conference on Information Systems
Proceedings: 
Proceedingsw of the IADIS Int'l Conference on Information Systems 2008
Pages: 
29 - 36
Year: 
2008
Type: 
Proceedings contribution
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Department Focus: 
Business Informatics
TU Focus: 
Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-972-8924-57-7
Abstract: 
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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