Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
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Location-Based Recommendation

  • Jie Bao
  • Yu Zheng
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_80700

Synonyms

Location-aware recommendation; Mobile recommendation

Definition

A location-based recommendation is an information filtering service, which selectively returns location-aware items to a user. More specifically, a location-based recommendation suggests k items (e.g., venues, routes, friends, or social media) to a user u, considering her current/historical locations and the personal preferences. The recommended results are the k items with the highest predicated ratings calculated using a certain recommendation technique/model (such as content-based filtering, link analysis, or collaborative filtering).

Historical Background

Location-based recommendations are developed from two lines of services: (1) location-based services and (2) recommendation services. The traditional location-based services, answer spatial queries, such as k nearest neighbor queries (i.e., kNN) and spatial range queries. However, in many cases, the results with the closest spatial distances do not satisfy a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Data Management, Analytics and Services (DMAS) and Ubiquitous Computing Group (Ubicomp)Microsoft Research AsiaBeijingChina