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Predicting the location of people from their mobile phone logs is becoming an attractive research area. Due to two main reasons this problem is very challenging: the log data is very large and there is a variety of granularity levels both for specifying the location and the time, especially with low granularity level it becomes much more complicated to(More)
The web is increasingly being accessed from mobile devices, and studies suggest that a large fraction of keyword-based search engine queries have local intent, meaning that users are interested in local content and that the underlying ranking function should take into account both relevance to the query keywords and the query location. A key challenge in(More)
Due to the increasing use of mobile phones and their increasing capabilities, huge amount of usage and location data can be collected. Location prediction is an important task for mobile phone operators and smart city administrations to provide better services and recommendations. In this work, we propose a sequence mining based approach for location(More)
Predicting the next location of people from their mobile phone logs has become an active research area. Due to two main reasons this problem is very challenging: the log data is very large and there are variety of granularity levels for specifying the spatial and the temporal attributes. In this work, we focus on predicting the next location change of the(More)
Identifying visited points of interest (PoIs) from vehicle trajectories remains an open problem that is difficult due to vehicles parking often at some distance from the visited PoI and due to some regions having a high PoI density. We propose a visited PoI extraction (VPE) method that identifies visited PoIs using a Bayesian network. The method considers(More)
We demonstrate Crowd Rank Eval, a novel framework for the evaluation of ranking functions for top-k spatial keyword queries. The framework enables researchers to study hypotheses regarding ranking functions. Crowd Rank Eval uses crowd sourcing for synthesizing results to top-k queries and is able to visualize the results and to compare them to the results(More)
In recent years, using cell phone log data to model human mobility patterns became an active research area. This problem is a challenging data mining problem due to huge size and the non-uniformity of the log data, which introduces several granularity levels for the specification of temporal and spatial dimensions. This paper focuses on the prediction of(More)
Spatial keyword querying has attracted considerable research efforts in the past few years. A prototypical query takes a location and keywords as arguments and returns the k objects that score the highest according to a ranking function. While different scoring functions have been used, how to compare different ranking functions for spatial keyword querying(More)
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