Local Experts Finding using User Comments in Location-based Social Networks

Journal article


Cao, J, Yang, Y, Cao, B, Xue, L, Li, S, Iqbal, M and Mumtaz, S (2019). Local Experts Finding using User Comments in Location-based Social Networks. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies.
AuthorsCao, J, Yang, Y, Cao, B, Xue, L, Li, S, Iqbal, M and Mumtaz, S
Abstract

The opinions of local experts in the location-based social network are of great significance to the collection and dissemination of local information. In this paper, we investigated in-depth how the user comments can be used to identify the local expert over social networks. We first illustrate the existences of potential local experts in a social network using a scored model by considering the personal profiles, comments, friend relationship, and location preferences. Then, a multi-dimensional model is proposed to evaluate the local expert candidates and a local expert discovery algorithm is proposed to identify local experts. Meanwhile, a scoring algorithm is proposed to train the weights in the model. Finally, an expert recommendation list can be given based on the score ranks of the candidates. Experimental results demonstrate that effectiveness of proposed model and algorithms

Year2019
JournalTransactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1002/ett.3600
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Print22 Mar 2019
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Deposited01 Apr 2019
Accepted15 Feb 2019
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