Deducing trip related information from flickr

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Deducing trip related information from flickr
Uploading tourist photos is a popular activity on photo sharing platforms. These photographs and their associated metadata (tags, geo-tags, and temporal information) should be useful for mining information about the sites visited. However, user-supplied metadata are often noisy and efficient filtering methods are needed before extracting useful knowledge. We focus here on exploiting temporal information, associated with tourist sites that appear in Flickr. From automatically filtered sets of geo-tagged photos, we deduce answers to questions like "how long does it take to visit a tourist attraction?" or "what can I visit in one day in this city?" Our method is evaluated and validated by comparing the automatically obtained visit duration times to manual estimations. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.2.8 [Database Management]: Database applications ? data mining General Terms Algorithms, Experimentation, Human Factors. Keywords Tourist sites, visit times, geograph...
Adrian Popescu, Gregory Grefenstette
Added 21 Nov 2009
Updated 21 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where WWW
Authors Adrian Popescu, Gregory Grefenstette
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