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ActivityNET: Neural Networks to Predict Trip Purposes in Public Transport from Individual Smart Card Data and POIs.

Version 1 : Received: 8 March 2021 / Approved: 9 March 2021 / Online: 9 March 2021 (11:13:49 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 2 June 2021 / Approved: 3 June 2021 / Online: 3 June 2021 (13:34:52 CEST)

How to cite: Sari Aslam, N.; Ibrahim, M.; Cheng, T.; Chen, H.; Zhang, Y. ActivityNET: Neural Networks to Predict Trip Purposes in Public Transport from Individual Smart Card Data and POIs.. Preprints 2021, 2021030263 Sari Aslam, N.; Ibrahim, M.; Cheng, T.; Chen, H.; Zhang, Y. ActivityNET: Neural Networks to Predict Trip Purposes in Public Transport from Individual Smart Card Data and POIs.. Preprints 2021, 2021030263

Abstract

Predicting trip purpose from comprehensive and continuous smart card data is beneficial for transport and city planners in investigating travel behaviours and urban mobility. Here we propose a framework, ActivityNET, using machine learning (ML) algorithms to predict passengers’ trip purpose from smart card data and Points-of-Interest (POIs) data. The feasibility of the framework is demonstrated in two phases. Phase I focuses on extracting activities from individuals’ daily travel patterns from smart card data and combining them with POIs using the proposed ‘activity-POIs consolidation algorithm’. Phase II feeds the extracted features into an artificial neural network (ANN) with multiple scenarios and predicts trip purpose under primary activities (home and work) and secondary activities (entertainment, eating, shopping, child drop-offs/pick-ups and part-time work) with high accuracy. As a case study, the proposed ActivityNET framework is applied in Greater London and illustrates a robust competence to predict trip purpose. The promising outcomes demonstrate that the cost-effective framework offers high predictive accuracy and valuable insights into transport planning.

Subject Areas

Trip purpose prediction; Smart card data; POIs, neural networks; machine learning

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 3 June 2021
Commenter: Nilufer Sari Aslam
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Minor changes as follows;
1)Section 2.2.1.2 needs to be clarified (please see the section with figure 2)
2)How the model is converged/fit? (presented shortly in Figure 4C and 4D.
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