US 9,811,564 B2
POI information providing system, POI information providing device, POI information output device, POI information providing method, and program therefor
Masao Ishiguro, Tokyo (JP); Haruhiko Sawajiri, Atsugi (JP); Kazushige Hiroi, Tokyo (JP); Akio Hayashi, Saitama (JP); and Yasuki Horibe, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to Clarion Co., Ltd., Saitama-shi (JP)
Filed by Clarion Co., Ltd., Saitama-shi, Saitama (JP)
Filed on Jul. 2, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/322,687.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-140320 (JP), filed on Jul. 4, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0012555 A1, Jan. 8, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 50/00 (2012.01); G06Q 90/00 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/30528 (2013.01) [G06Q 50/01 (2013.01); G06Q 90/00 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A POI information providing device, comprising:
a storage unit which stores POI data comprising a POI name;
a posted data acquisition unit which acquires posted data through a network;
a trend rating acquisition unit which obtains a matching degree by matching consecutive characters between a word comprised in the posted data and the POI name for each piece of the posted data based on whether the POI name is included in the posted data, and uses a predetermined calculation expression for the matching degree to calculate and acquire a trend rating indicating a trend in popularity of a POI;
a trend rating identification unit which identifies, when a request for the trend rating is received from another device connected through the network, the trend rating corresponding to the request; and
a transmission unit which transmits the trend rating identified by the trend rating identification unit to the another device.