Quite a number of recent works have concentrated on the task of recommending to Twitter users whom they should follow, among which, the WTF (Who To Follow) service provided by Twitter. Recommenders are based, either on the user’s network structure, or on some notion of topical similarity with other users, or on both. In this paper, we propose to accomplish the recommendation task in two steps: First, we profile users and classify them as belonging to a target community (depending e.g., on their political affiliation, preferred football team, favorite coffee shop, etc.). Then, we fine-tune recommendations for selected populations. We cast both problems of user classification and recommendation as one of itemset mining, where items are either users’ authoritative friends or semantic categories associated to friends, extracted from WiBi, the Wikipedia Bitaxonomy. In addition to evaluating our profiler and recommender on several populations, we also show that semantic categories allow for very fine-grained population studies, and make it possible to recommend not only whom to follow, but also topics of interest, users interested in the same topic, and more

Recommendation of micro-blog users based on hierarchical interest profiles / FARALLI, Stefano; STILO, GIOVANNI; VELARDI, Paola. - In: SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS AND MINING. - ISSN 1869-5450. - STAMPA. - 5:1(2015), pp. 1-23. [10.1007/s13278-015-0264-2]

Recommendation of micro-blog users based on hierarchical interest profiles

FARALLI, Stefano;STILO, GIOVANNI;VELARDI, Paola
2015

Abstract

Quite a number of recent works have concentrated on the task of recommending to Twitter users whom they should follow, among which, the WTF (Who To Follow) service provided by Twitter. Recommenders are based, either on the user’s network structure, or on some notion of topical similarity with other users, or on both. In this paper, we propose to accomplish the recommendation task in two steps: First, we profile users and classify them as belonging to a target community (depending e.g., on their political affiliation, preferred football team, favorite coffee shop, etc.). Then, we fine-tune recommendations for selected populations. We cast both problems of user classification and recommendation as one of itemset mining, where items are either users’ authoritative friends or semantic categories associated to friends, extracted from WiBi, the Wikipedia Bitaxonomy. In addition to evaluating our profiler and recommender on several populations, we also show that semantic categories allow for very fine-grained population studies, and make it possible to recommend not only whom to follow, but also topics of interest, users interested in the same topic, and more
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