Relevance Models for Multi-Contextual Appropriateness in Point-of-Interest Recommendation
Trip-qualifiers, such as 'trip-type' (vacation, work etc.), 'accompanied-by' (e.g., solo, friends, family etc.) are potentially useful sources of information that could be used to improve the effectiveness of POI recommendation in a current context (with a given set of these constraints). Using such information is not straight forward because a user's text reviews about the POIs visited in the past do not explicitly contain such annotations (e.g., a positive review about a pub visit does not contain the information on whether the user was with friends or alone, on a business trip or vacation). We propose to use a small set of manually compiled knowledge resource to predict the associations between the review texts in a user profile and the likely trip contexts. We demonstrate that incorporating this information within an IR-based relevance modeling framework significantly improves POI recommendation.