Generating Travel Recommendations for Older Adults Based on Their Social Media Activities

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Abstract

The declining birthrate and the increasing aging population can exacerbate various societal issues such as social isolation, which can have a serious impact on the mental and physical health of older adults. Increased frequency of going out can reduce the possibility of future social isolation and facilitate recovery from social isolation. In this paper, we propose a novel method for generating travel recommendations for older adults to increase their frequency of going out. The proposed method builds a travel-recommendation model based on social media posts by older adults. The modelling process exploits the semi-supervised Latent Dirichlet Allocation (ssLDA) and object detection techniques to extract the interests of older adults by analyzing latent topics in textual and visual messages. Travel recommendations can be generated by matching the latent topics and the online information about travel destinations. Our feasibility study demonstrates a higher recall in predicting relevant topics for older adults compared to a baseline method that relies on the conventional Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural Design. Applications in Cultural Heritage, Tourism, Autonomous Vehicles, and Intelligent Agents - 13th International Conference, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsPei-Luen Patrick Rau
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages44-55
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030770792
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event13th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 24 2021Jul 29 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12773 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/24/217/29/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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