Scalable Prediction Models for Airbnb Listing in Spark Big Data Cluster using GPU-accelerated RAPIDS

Samyuktha Muralidharan, Savita Yadav, Jungwoo Huh, Sanghoon Lee, Jongwook Woo

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We aim to build predictive models for Airbnb’s prices using a GPU-accelerated RAPIDS in a big data cluster. The Airbnb Listings datasets are used for the predictive analysis. Several machine-learning algorithms have been adopted to build models that predict the price of Airbnb listings. We compare the results of traditional and big data approaches to machine learning for price prediction and discuss the performance of the models. We built big data models using Databricks Spark Cluster, a distributed parallel computing system. Furthermore, we implemented models using multiple GPUs using RAPIDS in the spark cluster. The model was developed using the XGBoost algorithm, whereas other models were developed using traditional central processing unit (CPU)-based algorithms. This study compared all models in terms of accuracy metrics and computing time. We observed that the XGBoost model with RAPIDS using GPUs had the highest accuracy and computing time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Information and Communication Convergence Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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© The Korea Institute of Information and Communication Engineering

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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