The MIT Technology Review one of the most popular, valid and widely read research blogs is currently featuring Yahoo! Researchers' work, developed in the framework of SocialSensor, on recommending pleasant urban paths.
If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo! researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.
Source: MIT Technology Review
In the context of the SocialSensor FP7 Project, Yahoo! Researchers Daniele Quercia, Rossano Schifanella and Luca Aiello have designed an innovative algorithm that recommends pleasant routes in the city leveraging user generated content from social media.The suggested work has already been implemented and tested in the feteBerlin mobile app developed by SocialSensor for the Fête de la Musique in Berlin and has now attracted the attention of MIT Technology Review editors that present the idea in a nice blog post. Click here to read more.