Extracting and ranking viral communities using seeds and content similarity

@inproceedings{Lee2008ExtractingAR,
  title={Extracting and ranking viral communities using seeds and content similarity},
  author={Hyun Chul Lee and Allan Borodin and Leslie Goldsmith},
  booktitle={Hypertext},
  year={2008}
}
We study the community extraction problem within the context of networks of blogs and forums. When starting from a small set of known seed nodes, we argue that the use of content information (beyond explicit link information) plays an essential role in the identification of the relevant community. Our approach lends itself to a new and insightful ranking scheme for members of the extracted community and an efficient algorithm for inflating/deflating the extracted community. Using a considerably… CONTINUE READING

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