Designing a recommender system for touristic activities in a big data as a service platform

Valerio Bellandi, Paolo Ceravolo, Ernesto Damiani, Eugenio Tacchini

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Designing e-services for tourist today implies to deal with a large amount of data and metadata that developers should be able to exploit for generating user perceived values. By integrating a Recommender System on a Big Data platform, we constructed the horizontal infrastructure for managing these services in an application-neutral layer. In this chapter, we revise the design choices followed to implement this service layer, highlighting the data processing and architectural patterns we selected. More specifically, we first introduce the relevant notions related to Big Data technologies, we discussed the evolving trends in Tourism, and we introduce fundaments for designing Recommender Systems. This part provides us with a set of requirements to be fulfilled in order to integrate these different components. We then propose an architecture and a set of algorithms to support these requirements. This design process guided the implementation of an innovative e-service platform for tourist operators in Italy.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems Reference Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameIntelligent Systems Reference Library
ISSN (Print)1868-4394
ISSN (Electronic)1868-4408


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