Title: Urban information integration through smart city views

Authors: Stefano Montanelli; Silvana Castano; Lorenzo Genta

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Comelico, 39 – 20135 Milano, Italy ' Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Comelico, 39 – 20135 Milano, Italy ' Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Comelico, 39 – 20135 Milano, Italy

Abstract: Obtaining a tailored and integrated information about events and points of interest of an urban area is becoming a major challenging issue for users like citizens and tourists that aim at effectively enjoying the urban life initiatives. In this paper, we propose a comprehensive approach for urban information integration based on: i) similarity clusters, to aggregate web contents with different nature but similar topic; ii) smart city views, to package and deliver tailored cluster contents to the final users filtered according to user interest, geo-location, and time-based criteria, and iii) crowdsourced recommendations, to highlight the city view contents based on event freshness and popularity.

Keywords: smart city views; urban information; information integration; crowdsourcing based recommendations; smart cities; similarity clusters; web content; user interests; geolocation; time-based criteria.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2014.067147

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2014 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.3 - 22

Available online: 31 Jan 2015 *

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