A Thousand Words Express a Common Idea? Understanding International Tourists' Reviews of Mt. Huangshan, China, through a Deep Learning Approach

Cheng Chai, Yao Song, Zhenzhen Qin
2021 Land  
Tourists' experiential perceptions and specific behaviors are of importance to facilitate geographers' and planners' understanding of landscape surroundings. In addition, the potentially significant role of online user generated content (UGC) in tourism landscape research has only received limited attention, especially in the era of artificial intelligence. The motivation of the present study is to understand international tourists' online reviews of Mt. Huangshan in China. Through a
more » ... e-art natural language processing network (BERT) analyzing posted reviews across international tourists, our results facilitate relevant landscape development and design decisions. Second, the proposed analytic method can be an exemplified model to inspire relevant landscape planners and decision-makers to conduct future researches. Through the clustering results, several key topics are revealed, including international tourists' perceptual image of Mt. Huangshan, tour route planning, and negative experience of staying.
doi:10.3390/land10060549 doaj:964ca6fbe9da4cd9855d51f69fc23647 fatcat:n7obbxvx5rbkrnxesounmgrj4e