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Building an Ontology-Based Framework for Tourism Recommendation Services

Daramola, Olawande and Adigun , M. O. and Ayo, C. K. (2009) Building an Ontology-Based Framework for Tourism Recommendation Services. Building an Ontology-Based Framework for Tourism Recommendation Services. pp. 135-147.

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Abstract

The tourism product has an intangible nature in that customers cannot physically evallfate the services on offer until practically experienced. This makes having access to ;credible;"i\nd authentic information about tourism products before the actual experience very valuable. An Ontology being a formal, explicit specification of concepts of a domain provides a viable platform for the development of credible knowledge-based tourism information services. In this paper, we present an approach aimed at enabling assorted intelligent reco=endations services in tourism support systems using ontologies. A suite of tourism ontologies was developed and engaged to enable a prototypical e-tourism system with various knowledge-based reco=endation capabilities. A usability evaluation of the system yields encouraging results as a demonstration of the viability of our approach.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 13:10
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2123

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