Describing Locations Using Tags and Images: Explorative Pattern Mining in Social Media

  • Florian Lemmerich
  • Martin Atzmueller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7472)


This paper presents an approach for explorative pattern mining in social media based on tagging information and collaborative geo-reference annotations. We utilize pattern mining techniques for obtaining sets of tags that are specific for the specified point, landmark, or region of interest. Next, we show how these candidate patterns can be presented and visualized for interactive exploration using a combination of general pattern mining visualizations and views specialized on geo-referenced tagging data. We present a case study using publicly available data from the Flickr photo sharing platform.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Lemmerich
    • 1
  • Martin Atzmueller
    • 2
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence and Applied Computer ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Knowledge and Data Engineering GroupUniversity of KasselGermany

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