Credible User Identification using Social Network Analysis in a Q&A Site

Although recent commercial search engines use the information concerned with Question and Answering (Q&A), it is still difficult to acquire an appropriate content from numerous user-described answers in Q&A sites. In order to identify the credible users to help people find relevant answer, in this paper, the authors propose a ranking algorithm, InfluenceRank, which is basis of analyzing relationship in terms of users' activities and their mutual trusts. Their experimental studies show that the proposed algorithm significantly outperforms the baseline algorithms.

Provided by: Kyoto University Topic: Networking Date Added: May 2011 Format: PDF

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