Hygge – intelligent travel assistant

Hygge Intelligent Travel Assistant aims to provide its users with instant travel planning
service based on matching with data and machine learning techniques.

Collaborator – Mujiun (Papaya) Shie

Highlights

Hygge aims to shorten down this process to under 30 minutes by minimizing the steps to just
identifying your interests and preferences. Let Hygge handle the rest and arrange your
itinerary accordingly, while allowing flexibility for you to edit.
● Match your interests
● Minimize choices,
● Simplify the process

Technical flow

Hygge scrapes data for attractions from the web and assigns them values by conducting NLP with themed word-lists. It also values user interests by input and feedback from previous experiences.

Hygge uses numerical values to represent user interests and activity features to match them by similarity. Attractions are sorted primarily by similarity to take into account the comprehensiveness that attractions tend to have. Arranging all the information to form an itinerary is an optimization problem to maximize predicted user satisfaction under time constraints.

The system learns from sets of inputs and outputs how attributes and interest values affect the
satisfaction level of user. Users will be able to rate the experience which adds to the training set. System will improve over time to match the profile and stated interests with actual activities better.

Product Design

Hygge /hue·gah/
Hygge is a danish world, it means a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that
engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. A calm, comfortable moment with people
you love. A complete absence of frustrations or anything emotionally overwhelming, often
enjoyed with good food and drinks, warm blankets and candlelight.