A spatial-temporal analysis of users' geographical patterns in social media: A case study on microblogs

Chao Li, Zhongying Zhao*, Jun Luo, Ling Yin, Qiming Zhou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

With the development of information technologies, Social Media platforms have become popular and accumulated numerous data about individuals' behavior. It offers a promising opportunity of discovering usable knowledge about the individuals' movement behavior, which fosters novel applications and services. In this paper, in order to study the relations between communities and location clusters, we propose the index of location entropy to measure the degree of dispersion of the locations in each community, and the index of community entropy to measure the degree of dispersion of the communities in each location cluster. At last, we analyze users' trajectories and define four Trajectory Patterns. An algorithm is also proposed to extract those patterns from microblog data. We implement the algorithm and find some interesting and useful results for the intelligent recommender systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase Systems for Advanced Applications
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference, DASFAA 2014, International Workshops: BDMA, DaMEN, SIM³, UnCrowd; Bali, Indonesia, April 21-24, 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsWook-Shin Han, Mong Li Lee, Agus Muliantara, Ngurah Agus Sanjaya, Bernhard Thalheim, Shuigeng Zhou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages296-307
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783662439838
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Apr 201424 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8505
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2014
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBali
Period21/04/1424/04/14

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Online Community
  • Location Cluster
  • Online Social Network
  • Location Entropy
  • Main Location

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