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Section: New Results

Semantic and Temporal Analysis of Online Communities

Participant : Zide Meng.

The objective of the OCKTOPUS ANR project is to increase the potential social and economic benefit of the large and quickly growing amounts of user-generated content, by transforming it into useful knowledge. Since user communities are the basic of user-generated content sites, we start with community detection problem, which is a fundamental research point in social network analysis. Based on the preliminary experience from the previous year, we made several progress this year and published the results in international conferences, specifically:

Temporal analysis in User and Topic:

We are planning to introduce temporal analysis into our research problem. According to the previous work, the potential direction could be topic evolution and user interest evolution. We believe this work could benefit community management in question answer sites, for example topic trend detection or user interest management.