Extraction and comparison of tourism information on the web

Xiaobin Wu, Sachio Hirokawa, Chengjiu Yin, Tetsuya Nakatoh, Yoshiyuki Tabata

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Abstract

The number of tourists to Japan from foreign countries is drastically increased in recent years. However, there is a scene where the traveler is made uneasy by differences between the word, the custom and the culture in traveling abroad. We are aiming at the construction the horizontal search engine intended for tourism information in the Kyushu region as a test case of a special vertical search engine. As the first step for the research, we extracted 312 events from a public tourism portal site and compared the ranking of each event in the site with that in the general search engine. We confirmed a weak correlation of the ranking. Moreover, we found that the big difference of rankings for the events with strong regionality.The number of tourists to Japan from foreign countries is drastically increased in recent years. However, there is a scene where the traveler is made uneasy by differences between the word, the custom and the culture in traveling abroad. We are aiming at the construction the horizontal search engine intended for tourism information in the Kyushu region as a test case of a special vertical search engine. As the first step for these the research, we extracted 312 events from a public tourism portal site and compared the ranking of each event in the site with that in the general search engine. We analyzed the correlation of the rankings and confirmed a weak correlation. In addition, it was also confirmed that there was a large gap for the events with strong regionality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 16th'11
Pages170-173
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB '11 - Beppu, Oita, Japan
Duration: Jan 27 2011Jan 29 2011

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Other16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB '11
CountryJapan
CityBeppu, Oita
Period1/27/111/29/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Wu, X., Hirokawa, S., Yin, C., Nakatoh, T., & Tabata, Y. (2011). Extraction and comparison of tourism information on the web. In Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB 16th'11 (pp. 170-173)