Xu Ren

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User interests are usually distributed in different systems on the Web. Traditional user interest modeling methods are not designed for integrating and analyzing interests from multiple sources, hence, they are not very effective for obtaining comparatively complete description of user interests in the distributed environment. In addition, previous studies(More)
User related data indicate user interests in a certain environment. In the context of massive data from the Web, if an application wants to provide more personalized service (e.g. search) for users, an investigation on user interests is needed. User interests are usually distributed in different sources. In order to provide a more comprehensive(More)
Various Web-based social network data reflect user interests from multiple perspectives in a distributed environment. They need to be integrated for better user modelling and personalized services. We argue that in different scenarios, different social networks play different roles and their degrees of importance are not equivalent. Hence, ranking(More)
Most scientific publication information, which may reflects scientists' research interests, is publicly available on the Web. Understanding the characteristics of research interests from previous publications may help to provide better services for scientists in the Web age. In this paper, we introduce some parameters to track the evolution process of(More)
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