Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2014

Abstract

In this paper, we propose the Topical Communities and Personal Interest (TCPI) model for simultaneously modeling topics, topical communities, and users’ topical interests in microblogging data. TCPI considers different topical communities while differentiating users’ personal topical interests from those of topical communities, and learning the dependence of each user on the affiliated communities to generate content. This makes TCPI different from existing models that either do not consider the existence of multiple topical communities, or do not differentiate between personal and community’s topical interests. Our experiments on two Twitter datasets show that TCPI can effectively mine the representative topics for each topical community. We also demonstrate that TCPI significantly outperforms other state-of-the-art topic models in the modeling tweet generation task.

Keywords

Social media, Microblogs, Topic modeling, User modeling

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Social Media

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Social Informatics: 6th International Conference, SocInfo 2014, Barcelona, Spain, November 11-13, 2014. Proceedings

First Page

1

Last Page

16

ISBN

9783319137346

Identifier

10.1007/978-3-319-13734-6_1

Publisher

Springer Verlag

City or Country

Cham

Copyright Owner and License

LARC

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13734-6_1

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