Spatial analysis of users-generated ratings of yelp venues

  title={Spatial analysis of users-generated ratings of yelp venues},
  author={Yeran Sun and Jorge David Gonzalez Paule},
  journal={Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards},
BackgroundWith popular location-based services on smart phones, users are willing to leave comments on the business venues (e.g., restaurants, shops, bars, etc.) that they visited. Reviews of users on Yelp venues somewhat indicate satisfaction of customers with services of those venues. Those reviews could be used to reflect service quality of business venues. Geo-localized venues could tell researchers where and how good a business venue is.MethodsIn terms of a spatial analysis of venues… 

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