A Case-Based Personal Travel Assistant for Elaborating User Requirements and Assessing Offers
This paper describes a case-based approach to user profiling in a Personal Travel Assistant (based on the 1998 FIPA Travel Scenario). The approach is novel in that the user profile is made up of a set of cases capturing previous interactions rather than as a single composite case. This has the advantage that the profile is always up-to-date and also allows for the borrowing of cases from similar users when coverage is poor. Profile data is retrieved from a database in an XML format and loaded into a case-retrieval net in memory. This case-retrieval net is then used to support the two key tasks of requirements elaboration and ranking offers.
KeywordsUser Profile Similar User Target Case Retrieval Module Personal Travel
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