A tool for assisting provenance search in social media

Suhas Ranganath, Pritam Gundecha, Huan Liu

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Abstract

In recent years, social media sites are witnessing an information explosion. Determining the reliability of such a large amount of information is a major area of research. Information provenance (aka, sources or origin) provides a way to measure the reliability of information in social networks. The main challenge in seeking provenance is the availability of suitable data consisting of sufficient unique propagation paths. Knowledge of the actual propagation paths for a piece of information will be a valuable asset in provenance search. This paper presents a tool for capturing the propagation network of a given tweet or URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in the Twitter network. Researchers can use this tool to collect information propagation data, design effective strategies for determining the provenance, and gain information about the tweet such as impact, growth rate and users influencing the spread. Two case studies are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the system for seeking provenance information. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2013 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
Pages2517-2520
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2013
Event22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2013Nov 1 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Other

Other22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/27/1311/1/13

Keywords

  • Information propagation
  • Provenance
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Ranganath, S., Gundecha, P., & Liu, H. (2013). A tool for assisting provenance search in social media. In CIKM 2013 - Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 2517-2520). (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/2505515.2508214