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Community-based ranking of the social web

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Community-based ranking of the social web
The rise of social interactions on the Web requires developing new methods of information organization and discovery. To that end, we propose a generative community-based probabilistic tagging model that can automatically uncover communities of users and their associated tags. We experimentally validate the quality of the discovered communities over the social bookmarking system Delicious. In comparison to an alternative generative model (Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA), we find that the proposed communitybased model improves the empirical likelihood of held-out test data and discovers more coherent interest-based communities. Based on the community-based probabilistic tagging model, we develop a novel community-based ranking model for effective communitybased exploration of socially-tagged Web resources. We compare community-based ranking to three state-of-the-art retrieval models: (i) BM25; (ii) Cluster-based retrieval using K-means clustering; and (iii) LDA-based retrieval. We ...
Said Kashoob, James Caverlee, Krishna Kamath
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Year 2010
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Authors Said Kashoob, James Caverlee, Krishna Kamath
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