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Issue No. 08 - Aug. (2017 vol. 29)
ISSN: 1041-4347
pp: 1639-1652
Yu-Ting Wen , Department of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Jinyoung Yeo , Department of Computer Science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea
Wen-Chih Peng , Department of Computer Science, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Seung-Won Hwang , Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
With the popularity of social media (e.g., Facebook and Flicker), users can easily share their check-in records and photos during their trips. In view of the huge number of user historical mobility records in social media, we aim to discover travel experiences to facilitate trip planning. When planning a trip, users always have specific preferences regarding their trips. Instead of restricting users to limited query options such as locations, activities, or time periods, we consider arbitrary text descriptions as keywords about personalized requirements. Moreover, a diverse and representative set of recommended travel routes is needed. Prior works have elaborated on mining and ranking existing routes from check-in data. To meet the need for automatic trip organization, we claim that more features of Places of Interest (POIs) should be extracted. Therefore, in this paper, we propose an efficient Keyword-aware Representative Travel Route framework that uses knowledge extraction from users’ historical mobility records and social interactions. Explicitly, we have designed a keyword extraction module to classify the POI-related tags, for effective matching with query keywords. We have further designed a route reconstruction algorithm to construct route candidates that fulfill the requirements. To provide befitting query results, we explore Representative Skyline concepts, that is, the Skyline routes which best describe the trade-offs among different POI features. To evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed algorithms, we have conducted extensive experiments on real location-based social network datasets, and the experiment results show that our methods do indeed demonstrate good performance compared to state-of-the-art works.
Bars, Feature extraction, Social network services, Planning, Semantics, Data mining, Reconstruction algorithms

Y. Wen, J. Yeo, W. Peng and S. Hwang, "Efficient Keyword-Aware Representative Travel Route Recommendation," in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 1639-1652, 2017.
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