Measurement and Analysis of the Reviews in Airbnb

Qian Zhou, Yang Chen, Chuanhao Ma, Fei Li, Yu Xiao, Xin Wang, Xiaoming Fu

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Abstract

Airbnb, a recently emerged online lodging service that allows house and apartment dwellers to lease out their premises to short-term renters like tourists, is reconstructing the value chain of the traditional hotel industry. It works as a platform that connects hosts and travelers and facilities their interaction and exchange. Studying this service could shed light on understanding the emerging sharing economy from a user centric perspective. In this work, we collect the profiles of 43.8 million Airbnb users, and analyze the reviews they published online. We model the interactions between Airbnb users using a review graph, and study their mobility patterns by investigating their reviews. To the best of our knowledge, our work is the first measurement study of massive Airbnb users on a global scale, and it provides insights of their activities in both cyberspace and the physical world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IFIP Networking Conference
PublisherIFIP
Pages82-90
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-903176-08-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP Networking - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 14 May 201816 May 2018
https://networking.ifip.org/2018/

Conference

ConferenceIFIP Networking
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period14/05/201816/05/2018
Internet address

Keywords

  • Airbnb
  • review analysis

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