Context-aware points of interest suggestion with dynamic weather data management
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Weather plays an important role in tourists’ decision-making and, for instance, some places or activities must not be even suggested under dangerous weather conditions. In this paper we present a context-aware recommender system, named STS, that computes recommendations suited for the weather conditions at the recommended places of interest (POI) by exploiting a novel model-based context-aware recommendation technique. In a live user study we have compared the performance of the system with a variant that does not exploit weather data when generating recommendations. The results of our experiment have shown that the proposed approach obtains a higher perceived recommendation quality and choice satisfaction.