Convergence of influential bloggers for topic discovery in the blogosphere

Shamanth Kumar, Reza Zafarani, Mohammad Ali Abbasi, Geoffrey Barbier, Huan Liu

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel approach to automatically detect "hot" or important topics of discussion in the blogosphere. The proposed approach is based on analyzing the activity of influential bloggers to determine specific points in time when there is a convergence amongst the influential bloggers in terms of their topic of discussion. The tool BlogTrackers, is used to identify influential bloggers and the Normalized Google Distance is used to define the similarity amongst the topics of discussion of influential bloggers. The key advantage of the proposed approach is its ability to automatically detect events which are important in the blogger community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social Computing - Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Proceedings
Pages406-412
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010 - Bethesda, MD, United States
Duration: Mar 30 2010Mar 31 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6007 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda, MD
Period3/30/103/31/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Kumar, S., Zafarani, R., Abbasi, M. A., Barbier, G., & Liu, H. (2010). Convergence of influential bloggers for topic discovery in the blogosphere. In Advances in Social Computing - Third International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, SBP 2010, Proceedings (pp. 406-412). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6007 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12079-4_51