Resolving user identities over social networks through supervised learning and rich similarity features

@inproceedings{Nunes2012ResolvingUI,
  title={Resolving user identities over social networks through supervised learning and rich similarity features},
  author={Andr{\'e} Nunes and P{\'a}vel Calado and Bruno Martins},
  booktitle={SAC},
  year={2012}
}
This paper describes an approach for resolving user identifiers in the context of social networks, using techniques from the area of duplicate record detection [1]. We reduce the user identity resolution problem into a binary classification task, where the goal is to classify pairs of identifiers as either belonging to the same person or not. The pairs are represented as feature vectors that combine multiple sources of similarity (e.g. similarity between profile information, descriptions of… CONTINUE READING

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