Yelp’s New and Improved Phoenix Database
Yelp’s massive Phoenix Academic Dataset, released in March 2013 and containing hundreds of thousands of reviews across over 10,000 businesses in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area, has become a popular data source for natural language processing and other data science research. This week, Yelp announced an update to the dataset, which incorporates over 4,000 more businesses and now includes network data on connections between users. The update accompanied an announcement about the winning entry in the company’s latest Yelp Dataset Challenge, a recurring competition to find the best academic research that uses Yelp data.
The data is available to everyone—not just researchers—for download.