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Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

C. Grün, J. Neidhardt, H. Werthner:
"Ontology-based Matchmaking to Provide Personalized Recommendations for Tourists";
accepted as talk for: ENTER Conference 2017, Rome, Italy; 01-24-2017 - 01-26-2017; in: "ENTER Conference, Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2017", Springer, (2017).



English abstract:
This paper addresses the challenges to support tourists in their decision-making during the pre-trip phase and to facilitate the process of identifying those tourism objects that best fit the tourists´ preferences. The latter directly depends on the quality of the matchmaking process, i.e. finding those tourism objects that are most attractive to a particular tourist. To achieve this goal, an innovative approach is introduced that matches tourist profiles with the characteristics of tourism objects in order to obtain a ranked list of appropriate objects for a particular tourist. The matchmaking process leverages tourist factors as a shortcut to propose a first user profile and related to this, a first set of tourism objects. User feedback is then used to dynamically adapt the tourist profile and thus refine the set of recommended objects. Our approach is tested through a prototypical recommender system that suggests tourists in Vienna attractions that are tailored to their personal needs. Furthermore, a user study is conducted by asking people to interact with the system and fill in a questionnaire afterwards.

German abstract:
This paper addresses the challenges to support tourists in their decision-making during the pre-trip phase and to facilitate the process of identifying those tourism objects that best fit the tourists´ preferences. The latter directly depends on the quality of the matchmaking process, i.e. finding those tourism objects that are most attractive to a particular tourist. To achieve this goal, an innovative approach is introduced that matches tourist profiles with the characteristics of tourism objects in order to obtain a ranked list of appropriate objects for a particular tourist. The matchmaking process leverages tourist factors as a shortcut to propose a first user profile and related to this, a first set of tourism objects. User feedback is then used to dynamically adapt the tourist profile and thus refine the set of recommended objects. Our approach is tested through a prototypical recommender system that suggests tourists in Vienna attractions that are tailored to their personal needs. Furthermore, a user study is conducted by asking people to interact with the system and fill in a questionnaire afterwards.

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