Identification of leaders, lurkers, associates and spammers in a social network: context-dependent and context-independent approaches

@article{Fazeen2011IdentificationOL,
  title={Identification of leaders, lurkers, associates and spammers in a social network: context-dependent and context-independent approaches},
  author={Mohamed Fazeen and Ram Dantu and Parthasarathy Guturu},
  journal={Social Network Analysis and Mining},
  year={2011},
  volume={1},
  pages={241-254}
}
In this paper, we present two methods for classification of different social network actors (individuals or organizations) such as leaders (e.g., news groups), lurkers, spammers and close associates. The first method is a two-stage process with a fuzzy-set theoretic (FST) approach to evaluation of the strengths of network links (or equivalently, actor-actor relationships) followed by a simple linear classifier to separate the actor classes. Since this method uses a lot of contextual information… CONTINUE READING
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