Michael Colaresi

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We introduce a technique for identifying the most salient participants in a discussion. Our method, MavenRank is based on lexical cen-trality: a random walk is performed on a graph in which each node is a participant in the discussion and an edge links two participants who use similar rhetoric. As a test, we used MavenRank to identify the most influential(More)
We introduce a technique for analyzing the temporal evolution of the salience of participants in a discussion. Our method can dynamically track how the relative importance of speakers evolve over time using graph based techniques. Speaker salience is computed based on the eigenvector cen-trality in a graph representation of participants in a discussion. Two(More)
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