Relationship Measurement Using Multiple Factors Extracted from Merged Meeting Events

  • Zeng ChenEmail author
  • Keren Wang
  • Zheng Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10638)


With the popularity of mobile phones and mobile applications, it becomes possible to collect large-scale mobility data and do research on human mobility. Among these research, relationship mining from location information is a hot topic which has plenty of applications including marketing applications, social studies and even terrorist discovery. This paper focuses on measuring the relationship strength of user pairs according to their meeting events. A novel method using multiple factors extracted from merged meeting events is proposed for measuring relationship. Firstly, meeting events are merged and each merged meeting event is represented by several features, from which multiple factors can be drawn. Specifically, the duration factor and the diameter factor are proposed for measuring relationship on the basis of merged meeting events. Finally, a model synthesizing multiple factors (including location entropy factor, location personal factor, temporal factor, duration factor and diameter factor) is proposed to quantify the relationship between users in an unsupervised way. Experimental results on three different real datasets demonstrate that our method performs significantly more favorable than existing methods on the effectiveness.


Relationship measurement Merged meeting event Multiple factors Spatiotemporal 



This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61361166009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Blind Signal ProcessingChengduChina
  2. 2.School of SoftwareTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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