Social Role-Aware Emotion Contagion in Image Social Networks

  title={Social Role-Aware Emotion Contagion in Image Social Networks},
  author={Yang Yang and Jia Jia and Boya Wu and Jie Tang},
Psychological theories suggest that emotion represents the state of mind and instinctive responses of one’s cognitive system (Cannon 1927). Emotions are a complex state of feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior. In this paper, we study an interesting problem of emotion contagion in social networks. In particular, by employing an image social network (Flickr) as the basis of our study, we try to unveil how users’ emotional statuses influence each… CONTINUE READING

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  • Experiments on a large Flickr dataset show that the proposed model significantly outperforms (+31% in terms of F1-score) several alternative methods in predicting users’ emotional status.

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