Habitualisation: localisation without location data
McGrath, Rory and Coffey, Cathal and Pozdnoukhov, Alexei (2012) Habitualisation: localisation without location data. In: Nokia MDC challenge at PERVASIVE'2012, June 18-22 2012, Newcastle University, UK.
This paper looks at identifying the locations of users from the Nokia MDC dataset throughout the day without taking into consideration location based data. By looking at a users habits and idiosyncrasies we determined the likelihood of a users location within known stay regions which we call habitats. The features used to determine location were extracted from a users interaction with the smart phone. None of the features contained a users locations or a users proximity to objects with known locations. Using a set of structured output support vector learning techniques we found that a users location with respect to the areas of typical activities is well predictable solely from daily routines and a smart phone usage habits.
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