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Automated recommendation rule acquisition for two-way interaction-based social network web sites


Kim, YS and Mahidadia, A and Compton, P and Krzywicki, A and Wobcke, W and Bain, M and Cai, X, Automated recommendation rule acquisition for two-way interaction-based social network web sites, 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, 11-15 October 2010, Lisbon, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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A problem with social network web sites for activities such as dating or finding new friends is that often there is little positive response from those contacted. In this research we investigated historical data from a large commercial social network site to establish which subgroups of people were most likely to respond to a particular individual. Our two-way interaction model developed a table for each attribute to determine which pair of values for sender and recipient gave the best response rate. From all the attributes the user profile of a likely responder was created, but then less significant attributes were removed. With this simple technique we were able to demonstrate that where users had contacted people the system would have recommended, the success rate was 29.4% compared to a baseline success rate of 16.6%. This represents a very considerable increase in the likelihood of getting a favourable response. We are now planning a study that provides prospective recommendations to actual users, based on our model.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:recommender systems, social network analysis
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Kim, YS (Dr Yang Kim)
ID Code:94651
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-09-15
Last Modified:2014-09-15

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