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Context-Aware Generation of Personalized Audio Tours: Approach and Evaluation

  • Nikolay Shilov
  • Alexey Kashevnik
  • Sergey Mikhailov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11096)

Abstract

Development of information and communication technologies together with growing popularity of e-tourism open boundaries for new concepts and approaches. Automated tours is one of such directions. There exist a number of approaches aimed at selecting a particular tour based on the analysis of certain parameters. In the paper, the authors consider an approach to generation of audio tours from available fragments based on the analysis of the context and tourists’ preferences. This makes it possible for the tours to be very flexible and adjustable “on-the-go” based on the tourist feedback or actions. The approach is evaluated through an experiment that has shown a high level of acceptance of the generated tours by people. Future work is aimed at implementation and evaluation of the feedback analysis to improve the system. It is suggested to replace explicit feedback with analysis of tourist’s actions like skipping some fragments or searching for more information.

Keywords

Tour Context Personalization Preferences Approach Evaluation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The paper is partially due to the project sponsored by the Ford University Research Program, State Research # 0073-2018-0002, and projects funded by grants # 18-07-01201 and 17-29-03284 of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. The work has been also partially financially supported by the Government of Russian Federation, Grant 08-08.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
  • Alexey Kashevnik
    • 2
  • Sergey Mikhailov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.SPIIRASSt. PetersburgRussian Federation
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussian Federation

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