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Title: Travel time estimation on road networks : effective embedding and traffic condition representation learning
Authors: Yang, Jingyi
Keywords: Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Yang, J. (2021). Travel time estimation on road networks : effective embedding and traffic condition representation learning. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: SCSE20-0474
Abstract: Effective algorithm for travel time estimation has become increasingly important, as it is the backbone of the various services provided by urban mobility apps. With the recent advances in the field of deep learning, learning-based methods for travel time estimation have been proposed and have proved to achieve superior performance compared to traditional methods. However, two critical aspects of learning-based methods for travel time estimation remain to be further studied. First, existing methods usually use feed- forward neural network or recurrent neural network for spatial information embedding, but these two models either cannot capture the correlation among road segments or have poor efficiency. Second, representation learning of real-time traffic condition remains an area with ample space for improvement, as existing methods usually suffer from incomplete data, and overlook local traffic condition. In this report, we propose methods to address these two major concerns in deep learning-based travel time estimation. Transformer models are proposed for spatial information embedding to achieve effective encoding of road segment features and inter-segment correlations. We also propose a learned traffic map completion pipeline to address the issue of data incompleteness, and hard attention mechanism to incorporate local traffic information. Furthermore, directly conducting representation learning on unstructured traffic condition data through graph neural networks is explored. Experiments on real-world dataset show that a combination of our proposed techniques leads to a steady performance improvement compared to existing methods.
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