Yelp Academic Dataset Analysis MapReduce Case Study

Data Analysis using Hadoop Mapreduce. Code for different joins namely reduce side join, map side join using distributed cache. Dataset used is Yelp academic dataset.

The Dataset :

The dataset comprises of a single csv file, data.csv that contains 3 types of entities, namely
users, businesses and reviews. Records for each entity are distinguished by the ‘type’ column.
The “type” column determines the type of an entity a row represents. For example,
if type is business, then that row contains business data,
if type is user , then the row contains user data, and
likewise if type is review, then the row contains review data.

The csv file has 24 columns, namely
Column id : Name of Column
Column 0 :review_id
Column 1: text
Column 2: business_id
Column 3: full_address
Column 4: schools
Column 5: longitude
Column 6: average_stars:: //this is for the business entity type only
Column 7: date
Column 8: user_id
Column 9: open
Column10: categories
Column11: photo_urlColumn12: city
Column13: review_count
Column14: name
Column15: neighborhoods
Column 16: url
Column 17:
Column 18: votes.funny
Column 19: state
Column 20: stars:: //this is for review entity type only
Column 21: latitude
Column 22: type
Column 23: votes.useful

The columns specific to each entity type is shown below:

Business Entities
Business objects contain basic information about local businesses.
‘type’: ‘business’,
‘business_id’: (a unique identifier for this business),
‘name’: (the full business name),
‘neighborhoods’: (a list of neighborhood names, might be empty),
‘full_address’: (localized address),
‘city’: (city),
‘state’: (state),
‘latitude’: (latitude),
‘longitude’: (longitude),
‘stars’: (star rating, rounded to half-stars),
‘review_count’: (review count),
‘photo_url’: (photo url),
‘categories’: [(localized category names)]
‘open’: (is the business still open for business?),
‘schools’: (nearby universities),
‘url’: (yelp url)

Review Entities
Review objects contain the review text, the star rating, and information on votes Yelp users
have cast on the review. ‘user_id’ will be used to identify the users who provide the review .
Similarly ‘business_id’ will be used to associate a review with a particular business entity.{
‘type’: ‘review’,
‘business_id’: (the identifier of the reviewed business),
‘user_id’: (the identifier of the authoring user),
‘stars’: (star rating, integer 1-5),
‘text’: (review text),
‘date’: (date, formatted like ‘2011-04-19’),
‘votes.useful’: (count of useful votes),
‘votes.funny’: (count of funny votes),
‘’: (count of cool votes)

User Entities
User objects contain aggregate information about a single user across all of Yelp
‘type’: ‘user’,
‘user_id’: (unique user identifier),
‘name’: (first name, last initial, like ‘Matt J.’),
‘review_count’: (review count),
‘average_stars’: (floating point average, like 4.31),
‘votes.useful’: (count of useful votes across all reviews),
‘votes.funny’: (count of funny votes across all reviews),
‘’: (count of cool votes across all reviews)
a: Count the total number of reviews,
b: Count total number of users
c: Count total number of business entities in the data.csv file.

List each business Id that are located in “Palo Alto” using the full_address column as the
filter column.
This also demonstrates the use of Hadoop to filter data.

Sample output:

Find the top ten rated businesses using the average ratings.
The star column represents the rating.
Please answer the question by calculating the average ratings given to each business using the
review entity rows. Do not use the already calculated ratings (average_stars) contained in the
business entity rows.
This will require you to use entity of “type” review.

Sample output:
business id

Please use reduce side join and job chaining technique to answer question 4.
List the business_id , full address and categories of the Top 10 businesses using the
average ratings.
This will require you to use entity of “type” review and business.
Please note that some business ids do not have full entry in the business type rows. Please
list the top 10 businesses that have entries in the business type rows.

Sample output:
business id
full address
CA 91711
avg rating
[‘Local Services’, ‘Carpet Cleaning’] 5.0

Q5 Please use Map side join technique to answer this question
Load all business rows into the distributed cache. There are only 78 rows that contains
business entity type.
List the ‘user id’ and ‘review text’ of users that reviewed businesses located in Stanford
Required entity type is ‘business’ and ‘review’.

Sample output
User id Review Text

Downloads :

Sample Java Codes (Yelp Academic Analysis)

Yelp Academic Dataset

I hope this tutorial will surely help you. If you have any questions or problems please let me know.
Happy Hadooping with Patrick..

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