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Membership in social networks and the application in information filtering

  • Zeng, Wei Web Sciences Center, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Zeng, An Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Shang, Ming-Sheng Web Sciences Center, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China -
  • Zhang, Yi-Cheng Web Sciences Center, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland -
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    01.09.2013
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  • The European Physical Journal B. - 2013, vol. 86, no. 9, p. 1-7
English During the past few years, users’ membership in the online system (i.e. the social groups that online users joined) were widely investigated. Most of these works focus on the detection, formulation and growth of online communities. In this paper, we study users’ membership in a coupled system which contains user-group and user- object bipartite networks. By linking users’ membership information and their object selection, we find that the users who have collected only a few objects are more likely to be “influenced” by the membership when choosing objects. Moreover, we observe that some users may join many online communities though they collected few objects. Based on these findings, we design a social diffusion recommendation algorithm which can effectively solve the user cold-start problem. Finally, we propose a personalized combination of our method and the hybrid method in [T. Zhou, Z. Kuscsik, J.G. Liu, M. Medo, J.R. Wakeling, Y.C. Zhang, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107, 4511 (2010)], which leads to a further improvement in the overall recommendation performance.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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  • English
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Physics
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