Flickr hypergroups

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Flickr hypergroups
The amount of multimedia content available online constantly increases, and this leads to problems for users who search for content or similar communities. Users in Flickr often self-organize in user communities through Flickr Groups. These groups are particularly interesting as they are a natural instantiation of the content + relations social media paradigm. We propose a novel approach to group searching through hypergroup discovery. Starting from roughly 11,000 Flickr groups’ content and membership information, we create three different bag-of-word representations for groups, on which we learn probabilistic topic models. Finally, we cast the hypergroup discovery as a clustering problem that is solved via probabilistic affinity propagation. We show that hypergroups so found are generally consistent and can be described through topic-based and similarity-based measures. Our proposed solution could be relatively easily implemented as an application to enrich Flickr’s traditional ...
Radu Andrei Negoescu, Brett Adams, Dinh Q. Phung,
Added 28 May 2010
Updated 28 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where MM
Authors Radu Andrei Negoescu, Brett Adams, Dinh Q. Phung, Svetha Venkatesh, Daniel Gatica-Perez
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