Social Recommendations for Location-based Services

Andreas Emrich; Alexandra Chapko; Dirk Werth; Peter Loos(2012)
In: The 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'12), Macao, December 2012, IEEE Press, S. 287 - 291, DOI: 10.1109/WI-IAT.2012.238

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This paper introduces a preliminary approach and evaluation for a social recommendation mechanism for location-based services (LBS). Many approaches for recommending location-based services do not take into account other factors than spatial ones. This paper focuses on social interactions and a focused ranking method to support social recommendations. The qualitative and quantitative evaluation at the end of the paper demonstrates, that users find social recommendations more useful than the conventional ones.