A Service Discovery Approach Based on a Quantitative Similarity Measure for M-Tourism Platforms


This paper presents a localization architecture for an m-tourism services delivery platform. The aim of the system is to deliver services for nomads (e-tourists) according to their localization and according to the results given by the search engine. This engine is based on a quantitative similarity measure. The discovered services are presented via a Web Map Service. Moreover, the platform integrates an adaptation sub-system for heterogeneous environments and an e-negotiation module.

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F. Bouyakoub and A. Belkhir, "A Service Discovery Approach Based on a Quantitative Similarity Measure for M-Tourism Platforms," Communications and Network, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2012, pp. 227-239. doi: 10.4236/cn.2012.43027.

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