An event-based POI service from microblogs

Chun Shuo Lin*, Meng Fen Chiang, Wen-Chih Peng, Chien Cheng Chen

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Abstract

A point of interest (POI) is a location that users can find something interesting. The POI information is typically made by the POI service provider and users can also add comments to a POI or add a new POI to enrich the POI contents. However, the information does not update frequently and some new points or time-sensitive events may not be marked in the POI service. Therefore, we construct a framework to extract the events from microblog to support an event-based POI service different from traditional POI service. With this kind of application, users can easily to get the events around them. In Web 2.0, microblog has become an important media spreading information in the web. With the help of mobile devices, microblogs can spread the information with greater spatiotemporal sensitivity. We take the spatial and temporal features of messages in microblogs to detect spatiotemporal events and use it to enrich POI service. This work aims at detecting spatiotemporal events in microblogs with an pair {location, time} from an handset device and feedbacks information to the users. To achieve this goal, we propose a framework with 4 phases: (1) profile construction; (2) feature extraction; (3) event summary detection; (4) ranking events. In this paper, we propose STF(standing for Spatio-Temporal Focus) value to evaluate the distinctiveness of a feature. Furthermore, we combine STF value with document overlap to expand an event cluster from an event seed. To extract the top-k possible event summaries, an efficient top-k soft clustering algorithm is proposed in this paper. In the experiments, we use real data set from Twitter to verify our proposed framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPNOMS 2011 - 13th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationManaging Clouds, Smart Networks and Services, Final Program
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2011
Event13th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing Clouds, Smart Networks and Services, APNOMS 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 21 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameAPNOMS 2011 - 13th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing Clouds, Smart Networks and Services, Final Program

Conference

Conference13th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing Clouds, Smart Networks and Services, APNOMS 2011
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period21/09/1123/09/11

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    Lin, C. S., Chiang, M. F., Peng, W-C., & Chen, C. C. (2011). An event-based POI service from microblogs. In APNOMS 2011 - 13th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing Clouds, Smart Networks and Services, Final Program [6076994] (APNOMS 2011 - 13th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: Managing Clouds, Smart Networks and Services, Final Program). https://doi.org/10.1109/APNOMS.2011.6076994