Mining tags using social endorsement networks

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Mining tags using social endorsement networks
Entities on social systems, such as users on Twitter, and images on Flickr, are at the core of many interesting applications: they can be ranked in search results, recommended to users, or used in contextual advertising. Such applications assume knowledge of an entity’s nature and characteristic attributes. An effective way to encode such knowledge is in the form of tags. An untagged entity is practically inaccessible, since it is hard to retrieve or interact with. To address this, some platforms allow users to manually tag entities. However, while such tags can be informative, they can oftentimes be inadequate, trivial, ambiguous, or even plain false. Numerous automated tagging methods have been proposed to address these issues. However, most of them require pre-existing high-quality tags or descriptive texts for every entity that needs to be tagged. In our work, we propose a method based on social endorsements that is free from such constraints. Virtually every major social networ...
Theodoros Lappas, Kunal Punera, Tamás Sarlo
Added 17 Sep 2011
Updated 17 Sep 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Authors Theodoros Lappas, Kunal Punera, Tamás Sarlos
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