Smart Space-Based Tourist Recommendation System

Application for Mobile Devices
  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Alexey Kashevnik
  • Andrew Ponomarev
  • Nikolay Teslya
  • Maksim Shchekotov
  • Sergey I. Balandin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8638)

Abstract

The paper presents smart space-based tourist recommendation system that allows acquiring information about places of interests around the tourist from different internet sources (like wikipedia, wikivoyage, wikitravel, panoramio, flickr). The system implements ranking acquired attractions according to the tourist preferences and current situation in the tourist location. Tourists can rate attractions that they like or dislike. Based on these ratings a recommendation service clusters tourists into groups with similar interests and uses evaluations of tourists belonging to the same group for ranking attractions around the tourist. The paper presents a prototype service for these purposes that is based on smart space technology. The prototype has been developed for Android devices and is available for free downloaded from Google Play market.

Keywords

e-tourism recommendation system tourist service mobile devices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexey Kashevnik
    • 1
  • Andrew Ponomarev
    • 1
  • Nikolay Teslya
    • 1
  • Maksim Shchekotov
    • 1
  • Sergey I. Balandin
    • 3
  1. 1.SPIIRASSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.FRUCT OyHelsinkiFinland

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