Using Social Network to Predict the Behavior of Active Members of Online Communities

@article{Ziberna2009UsingSN,
  title={Using Social Network to Predict the Behavior of Active Members of Online Communities},
  author={Ales Ziberna and Vasja Vehovar},
  journal={2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining},
  year={2009},
  pages={119-124}
}
In this paper we use the social networks of active members (i.e. authors) in online communities to predict their future behavior. We limit our discussion to web forums, the most generic type of online communities. We first address the problem of measuring the ties between authors where there is (almost) no direct information (i.e. citations) about the tie between two authors. We developed a surrogate metrics to this problem so that a corresponding social network can be constructed. However… CONTINUE READING