SMART USER MODELS FOR TOURISM: A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR PERSONALIAED TOURISM SERVICES
This research focuses on the development of methodologies for tourism-related integration services. The authors define an adaptive Smart User Model and develop a methodology to build and manage this Smart User Model in the next generation of open environments in order to offer the user a variety of highly personalized services. In addition, the Smart User Model is able to capture any type of explicit or implicit information concerning the user from several domains in order to add this information to its knowledge of the user's preferences and interests.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Universitat de Girona, Institut d'Informàtica i Aplicacions, Agents Research Lab., Campus Montilivi, E-17071 Girona, Spain
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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- Information Technology & Tourism is the first scientific journal dealing with the exciting relationship between information technology and tourism. Information and communication systems embedded in a global net have profound influence on the tourism and travel industry. Reservation systems, distributed multimedia systems, highly mobile working places, electronic markets, and the dominant position of tourism applications in the Internet are noticeable results of this development. And the tourism industry poses several challenges to the IT field and its methodologies.