Landmark Reranking for Smart Travel Guide Systems by Combining and Analyzing Diverse Media

Junge Shen, Jialie Shen, Tao Mei, Xinbo Gao

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Advanced networking technologies and massive online social media have stimulated a booming growth of travel heterogeneous information in recent years. By employing such information, smart travel guide systems, such as landmark ranking systems, have been proposed to offer diverse online travel services. It is essential for a landmark ranking system to structure, analyze, and search the travel heterogeneous information to produce human-expected results. Therefore, currently the most fundamental yet challenging problems can be concluded: 1) how to fuse heterogeneous tourism information and 2) how to model landmark ranking. In this paper, a novel landmark search system is introduced based on a newly designed heterogeneous information fusion scheme and a query-dependent landmark ranking strategy. Different from the existing travel guide systems, the proposed system can effectively combine the heterogeneous information from multimodality media into a landmark reranking list via a user's query. Experimental results conducted on a large travel information collection illustrate the advantages of the proposed system in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16378807
Pages (from-to)1492-1504
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


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