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Do you know any research paper about spatial data mining algorithms to retrieve trends about local business services (such as google places.. etc)

let's say most rated restaurants this week.. etc ?

I need scientific material about it.

thanks

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That is a really specific question - your best bet would be to inquire directly with people who specialize in spatial data mining and possibly with companies which provide local business/restaurant data to see what's out there.

(Note that sites like Yelp and Google Places have API's which might come in handy if you plan to conduct any original research)

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I'd also add that Bing or Live or whatever it's called these days also has something similar to Google Places. Facebook is also in this space as well. –  Lèse majesté Jan 13 '11 at 1:52

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