Tourism Informatics: Visual Travel Recommender, 1st Edition

  • Nalin Sharda
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  • ISBN-10: 1605668192
  • ISBN-13: 9781605668192
  • DDC: 910.285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 334 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Tourism is a multi-billion dollar international industry and also one of the biggest users of Web technologies, constantly adopting innovative ideas to enhance its market penetration. Tourism Informatics: Visual Travel Recommender Systems, Social Communities and User Interface Design provides cohesive coverage of cutting-edge e-tourism systems and directions for future research and development. A defining body of research, this innovative collection provides academicians, researchers, and practitioners with a better understanding of this expanding industry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Travel Recommender Systems for E-Tourism.
2: Building Visual Travel Recommender Systems and Tourism Communities for Effective User Experience.
3: Semantic User Model Inferences for Travel Recommender Systems.
4: Developing Knowledge-Based Travel Advisor Systems: A Case Study.
5: Multiagent Truth Maintenance Applied to a Tourism Recommender System.
6: Exploiting a Map-Based Interface in Conversational Recommender Systems for Mobile Travelers.
7: Social Communities in E-Tourism.
8: A Study of Web 2.0 Tourism Sites: A Usability and Web Features Perspective.
9: Facebook, Friends and Photos: A Snapshot into Social Networking for Generating Travel Ideas.
10: Virtual Travel Community: Bridging Travellers and Locals.
11: Progressive Tourism: Integrating Social, Transportation, and Data Networks.
12: User Interface Aspects of E-Tourism.
13: Model-Based User Interface Generation for Mobile Tourism Applications and Services.
14: Visiting Tourist Landmarks in Virtual Reality Systems by Real-Walking.
15: Developing Web3D Tools for Promoting the European Heritage.
16: Itchy Feet: A 3D E-Tourism Environment.
17: The Use of Photographs on Consumer Generated Content Websites: Practical Implications for Destination Image Analysis.
18: Selected Further Readings.
19: Developing Visual Tourism Recommender Systems.
20: A Framework for Ontology-Based Tourism Application Generator.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.