Evaluation of Intelligent Routes for Personalised Electronic Tourist Guides

Authors: Ander García and María Teresa Linaza and Olatz Arbelaitz

Date: 24.01.2012


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Abstract

Personalised Electronic Tourist Guides (PETs) provide an integrated solution for route generation based on the profile and constraints of the tourists, and up-to-date Points Of Interest (POIs) and destination information. In this paper we present the result of an evaluation of a PET prototype that applies an advanced algorithm to generate personalised tourists routes including public transportation. The prototype has three main functionalities: recommendation, personalised route generation and route customisation. The validation scenario of the prototype has been the city of San Sebastian. The result of the validation has been positive and it showed that PETs are perceived as interesting tools by tourists. Moreover, both the personalised route generation and the inclusion of public transportation are perceived as valuable functionalities.

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author = {Ander García and María Teresa Linaza and Olatz Arbelaitz},
title = {Evaluation of Intelligent Routes for Personalised Electronic Tourist Guides},
pages = {284-295},
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Personalised Electronic Tourist Guide, public transportation, evaluation


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abstract = {

Personalised Electronic Tourist Guides (PETs) provide an integrated solution for route generation based on the profile and constraints of the tourists, and up-to-date Points Of Interest (POIs) and destination information. In this paper we present the result of an evaluation of a PET prototype that applies an advanced algorithm to generate personalised tourists routes including public transportation. The prototype has three main functionalities: recommendation, personalised route generation and route customisation. The validation scenario of the prototype has been the city of San Sebastian. The result of the validation has been positive and it showed that PETs are perceived as interesting tools by tourists. Moreover, both the personalised route generation and the inclusion of public transportation are perceived as valuable functionalities.


}
isbn = {978-3-7091-1141-3},
isi = {1},
date = {2012-01-24},
year = {2012},
}
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