SOCIAL METRICS APPLIED TO SMART TOURISM

O. Cervantes, E. Gutiérrez, F. Gutiérrez, J. A. Sánchez
2016 ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
We present a strategy to make productive use of semantically-related social data, from a user-centered semantic network, in order to help users (tourists and citizens in general) to discover cultural heritage, points of interest and available services in a smart city. This data can be used to personalize recommendations in a smart tourism application. Our approach is based on flow centrality metrics typically used in social network analysis: flow betweenness, flow closeness and eccentricity.
more » ... se metrics are useful to discover relevant nodes within the network yielding nodes that can be interpreted as suggestions (venues or services) to users. We describe the semantic network built on graph model, as well as social metrics algorithms used to produce recommendations. We also present challenges and results from a prototypical implementation applied to the case study of the City of Puebla, Mexico.
doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-iii-4-w1-117-2016 fatcat:a3ihp3n7s5d75put4fioprkmsm