Extraction of Tourism Objects from Blogs

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Some tourists will write their activities to blogs. Such individual experiences are interesting compared with the official information by tourist agents. Therefore, extracting tourist’s activities from blogs are meaningful. We have attempted to extract tourism objects from tourists’ behavior statistically. In this paper, the objects of the behavior were extracted using dependency analysis, and tourism objects were specified by evaluation with regionality.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Information TechnologyKyushu UniversityHigashi-ku FukuokaJapan

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