Uncovering Aspects of Places for Fitness Activities Through Social Media

  • Johnny Torres
  • Kevin Ortiz
  • Juan García
  • Carmen Vaca
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)


Nowadays, a growing number of people publicly share information about their fitness activities on social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook. These social networks can furnish people with useful information to get an overview of different geographic areas where people can practice different sport-related activities. In this study, we analyze 14 million tweets to identify places to perform fitness activities and uncovering their aspects from twitterers’ opinions. To this end, we apply clustering analysis to uncover places where twitterers perform fitness activities, and then train a text classifier that achieves a score F1 of \(76\%\) to discriminate the aspects of fitness places. Using this information, recommender systems can provide useful information to local people or tourists that look for places to do exercise.


Social computing Convolutional neural networks Twitter 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johnny Torres
    • 1
  • Kevin Ortiz
    • 1
  • Juan García
    • 1
  • Carmen Vaca
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica y ComputaciónEscuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)GuayaquilEcuador

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