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An Intelligent Data Analytics Platform for Metro Rail Transport Systems

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : IEEE

Source : IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Artificial Intelligence - Coimbatore

Year : 2021

Abstract : This paper deals with an intelligent data analytics platform - Jaison-Paul Data Analytics Platform (JP-DAP) - for metro rail transport systems. JP-DAP is intended to ensure smooth functioning, improved customer experience, ridership forecasting, and efficient administration of metro rail transportation systems by integrating and analysing its many data sources. It consists of a middleware which is built on the top of a Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Spark framework, along with a set of open-source software tools like Apache Hive, Pandas, Google TensorFlow and Spark ML-lib for real-time and legacy data processing. The benchmarking of JP-DAP was conducted using TestDFSIO and have found that it performs well according to industry standards. The specific use case for this project is Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL). The analysis of Automated Fare Collection data from KMRL on JP-DAP framework have produced descriptive statistics visualisation of inflow and outflow analysis, travel patterns during weekdays and weekends, origin-destination matrix, etc.. Moreover JP-DAP framework is capable of producing short term passenger flow predictions using SVR machine learning algorithm with linear, radial basis function and polynomial kernels. Our experiments have shown that SVR linear kernel gives the most accurate results with the least errors in predicting the next day’s passenger count using the previous five weekdays data. The station usage (one-to-all) prediction using Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) is also integrated to this framework. The visualisation as well as analytical outcomes of JP-DAP framework have also been made available to the external world using a rich set of REST APIs and are projected on to a web-dashboard.

Cite this Research Publication : J. Mulerikkal, S. Thandassery, D. M. D. K, V. Rejathalal and B. Ayyappan, ”JP-DAP: An Intelligent Data Analytics Platform for Metro Rail Transport Systems,” in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2021.3091542.(Impact Factor : 9.551)

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