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Analysing Trends And Correlations From Internet Searches: Case Study Of Romania

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  • Mioara Popescu

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In the recent years, the scientific community explored the possibility to use thepublicly available web searches volume histories from search engines together with time-seriesanalysis to forecast and analyse, among other things, travel decisions in specific countries. In thisstudy, we use their approach in a specific case study for Romania, by using query-specific searchdata to analyse the correlations with other keywords and the seasonality and geographicdistribution of the historical online searches. We analyse a data set consisting of searchesperformed from 2014-2017 using specific keywords. Based on this approach, interestingcorrelations with different keywords are revealed by those tools. Moreover, we can observe ahistorical change in the queries performed, which reveal interesting facts about a change ofbehaviour.

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  • Mioara Popescu, 2017. "Analysing Trends And Correlations From Internet Searches: Case Study Of Romania," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 1(19), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:1:y:2017:i:19:p:7
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    Specific search data; queries; behaviour;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • L72 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources
    • M40 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - General

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