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Strategic Network Formation in a Location-Based Social Network: A Topic Modeling Approach

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Strategic Network Formation in a Location-Based Social Network: A Topic Modeling Approach
This paper studies the strategic network formation in a location-based social network. We build a structural model of social link creation that incorporates individual characteristics and pairwise user similarities. Specifically, we define four user proximity measures from biography, geography, mobility, and short messages. To construct proximity from unstructured text information, we build topic models using Latent Dirichlet Allocation. Using Gowalla data with 385,306 users, three million locations, and 35 million check-in records, we empirically estimate the structural model to find evidence on the homophily effect on network formation.
Gene Moo Lee, Liangfei Qiu, Andrew B. Whinston
Added 03 Apr 2016
Updated 03 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where HICSS
Authors Gene Moo Lee, Liangfei Qiu, Andrew B. Whinston
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