A survey of user modelling in social media websites

Abdel-Hafez, Ahmad & Xu, Yue (2013) A survey of user modelling in social media websites. Computer and Information Science, 6(4), pp. 59-71.

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With the widespread of social media websites in the internet, and the huge number of users participating and generating infinite number of contents in these websites, the need for personalisation increases dramatically to become a necessity. One of the major issues in personalisation is building users’ profiles, which depend on many elements; such as the used data, the application domain they aim to serve, the representation method and the construction methodology. Recently, this area of research has been a focus for many researchers, and hence, the proposed methods are increasing very quickly. This survey aims to discuss the available user modelling techniques for social media websites, and to highlight the weakness and strength of these methods and to provide a vision for future work in user modelling in social media websites.

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ID Code: 66346
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: User Modelling, Social Media, Semantic Enrichment, Dynamic User Modelling
DOI: 10.5539/cis.v6n4p59
ISSN: 1913-8989
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Simulation and Modelling (080110)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Research Centres > Smart Services CRC
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution
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Deposited On: 01 Apr 2014 22:44
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2014 10:48

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