Geographical topic discovery and comparison

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Geographical topic discovery and comparison
This paper studies the problem of discovering and comparing geographical topics from GPS-associated documents. GPSassociated documents become popular with the pervasiveness of location-acquisition technologies. For example, in Flickr, the geo-tagged photos are associated with tags and GPS locations. In Twitter, the locations of the tweets can be identified by the GPS locations from smart phones. Many interesting concepts, including cultures, scenes, and product sales, correspond to specialized geographical distributions. In this paper, we are interested in two questions: (1) how to discover different topics of interests that are coherent in geographical regions? (2) how to compare several topics across different geographical locations? To answer these questions, this paper proposes and compares three ways of modeling geographical topics: location-driven model, text-driven model, and a novel joint model called LGTA (Latent Geographical Topic Analysis) that combines location and text...
Zhijun Yin, Liangliang Cao, Jiawei Han, Chengxiang
Added 15 May 2011
Updated 15 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where WWW
Authors Zhijun Yin, Liangliang Cao, Jiawei Han, Chengxiang Zhai, Thomas S. Huang
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