User Demographics and Language in an Implicit Social Network

@inproceedings{Filippova2012UserDA,
  title={User Demographics and Language in an Implicit Social Network},
  author={Katja Filippova},
  booktitle={EMNLP-CoNLL},
  year={2012}
}
We consider the task of predicting the gender of the YouTube1 users and contrast two information sources: the comments they leave and the social environment induced from the affiliation graph of users and videos. We propagate gender information through the videos and show that a user’s gender can be predicted from her social environment with the accuracy above 90%. We also show that the gender can be predicted from language alone (89%). A surprising result of our study is that the latter… CONTINUE READING
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