Is Big Data just a large collection of data sets, or is it a wider level a process to provide a better understanding and take advantage of products or customers?
Its elevator pitch is that it’s “a smart “Kayak” for tailored deals when you don’t know where or when you want to go.”
It’s not just startups trying to capture the mood for developing natural language and semantic search in travel – Expedia is quietly working on its own platform.
Technology continues to push the travel, tourism and hospitality industry forward and make it more dynamic than ever before. But the next phase is where it gets REALLY exciting.
CheapAir.com has begun beta-testing a semantic search tool that allows users to pose natural language flight queries with airport codes and dates in various formats.
Semantic web and its impact on travel was the focus of the opening session of the OpenTravel Advisory Forum in sunny Miami
A hotel is dynamic — a veritable revolving door of people and activities. Yet most hotel websites are dynamic only in the booking process.
Larry Smith of Thematix has previously written several excellent posts in Tnooz about semantic technologies in the travel industry.
What does this all this mean for the wider travel industry? How do XML schema and ontologies connect? Why does it matter? Should you care?
It took me about 15 years from when I started travelling for business and pleasure to appreciate the value of a professional travel agent.