Beyond facebook personality prediction: A multidisciplinary approach to predicting social media users' personality

Carrie Solinger, Leanne M Hirshfield, Stuart Hirshfield, Rachel Friendman, Christopher Leper

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Abstract

We investigate creating a predictive model that increases accuracy in personality prediction of social media and social network site users through a multidisciplinary pilot analysis. We present a novel method for increasing personality prediction accuracy of Facebook users. We discuss an experiment that combines natural language processing and machine learning methods, as well as the Big Five Personality and other cognitive psychology metrics and scales. Our machine learning predictive model showed promising results in personality prediction accuracy of three personality traits. However, the results indicate that more research and further data collection will improve prediction accuracies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages486-493
Number of pages8
Volume8531 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319076317
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8531 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period6/22/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Big Five
  • Facebook
  • need for cognition
  • personality traits
  • propensity to trust
  • SNS
  • social media
  • social networking sites
  • trust propensity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Solinger, C., Hirshfield, L. M., Hirshfield, S., Friendman, R., & Leper, C. (2014). Beyond facebook personality prediction: A multidisciplinary approach to predicting social media users' personality. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 8531 LNCS, pp. 486-493). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8531 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07632-4_46