Skip to the content

Data mining approach to implement a recommendation system for electronic tour guides

Saraee, M, Khan, S and Yamaner, S 2005, Data mining approach to implement a recommendation system for electronic tour guides , in: CSREA EEE, 20-23 June 2005, Las Vegas, USA.

PDF - Draft Version
Download (131kB) | Preview
    [img] Microsoft Word - Draft Version
    Restricted to Repository staff only

    Download (86kB) | Request a copy


      In this paper we consider the problem of discovering patterns generated by association rules between items in a database of locations that tourists have visited within the Manchester city centre area. The focus of the paper is on the interactive agenda offered by a tourist information system. This assist the user in the organisation of a visit or a tour by providing personalised recommendations dependent upon the calculations made by the association rule algorithm using the entries within a database of tourist attractions. The paper shows the development of a stand alone recommendation system, which uses association rule algorithm to propose and recommend any related locations that a particular tourist can visit based on the option they initially choose. This opens the door to take this implementation further to an extent where developing this system on a manufacturing scale is viable and be installed in major cities around the UK so that tourists can truly appreciate their time in cities like Manchester. Before such mass production can take place other data mining techniques such as clustering or temporal data mining are suitable extensions to such an application. This can offer further interactive options to tourists who use the application as a means of visiting major attractions and fulfilling their holidays.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Themes: Memory, Text and Place
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Data Mining and Pattern Recognition Research Centre
      Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of The 2005 International Conference on E-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, E-Government, and Outsourcing, EEE 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 20-23, 2005
      Publisher: CSREA Press
      Refereed: Yes
      Related URLs:
      Depositing User: Dr Mo Saraee
      Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 10:22
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:16

      Actions (login required)

      Edit record (repository staff only)

      No Altmetrics available

      Downloads per month over past year

      View more statistics