Title: An interoperable open data framework for discovering popular tours based on geo-tagged tweets

Authors: Gloria Bordogna; Alfredo Cuzzocrea; Luca Frigerio; Giuseppe Psaila; Maurizio Toccu

Addresses: CNR – IREA, Via Corti 12, I-20133 Milano (MI), Italy ' DIA Department, University of Trieste; ICAR-CNR, Via Alfonso Valerio 6/1, I-34127 Trieste (TS), Italy ' CNR – IREA, Via Corti 12, I-20133 Milano (MI), Italy ' DIGIP Department, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi 5, I-24044 Dalmine (BG), Italy ' DIGIP Department, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi 5, I-24044 Dalmine (BG), Italy

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce an original approach that exploits timestamped geo-tagged messages posted by Twitter users through their smartphones when they travel to trace their trips. A clustering approach is applied to group similar trips to identify tours, and an interoperable framework is used to share the popular tours on the web, in order to analyse them in relation with local geo-located territorial resources. Tools developed to reconstruct and mine the tours of tourists within a region are described, which identify, track, and group the tourists' trips through a knowledge-based approach, exploiting timestamped geo-tagged information associated with Twitter messages sent by tourists while travelling. The collected tracks are managed and shared on the web in compliance with OGC standards so as to be able to analyse the characteristic of localities visited by the tourists by spatial overlaying with other open geo-spatial data, such as maps of points of interest (POIs) of distinct type. The result is a novel interoperable framework, based on web-service technology.

Keywords: big data analytics; knowledge discovery from geo-located tweets; intelligent systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIDS.2017.087255

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 2017 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.246 - 268

Available online: 14 Sep 2017 *

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