Abstract

Community detection on social media has attracted considerable attention for many years. However, existing methods do not reveal the relations between communities. Communities can form alliances or engage in antagonisms due to various factors, e.g., shared or conflicting goals and values. Uncovering such relations can provide better insights to understand communities and the structure of social media. According to social science findings, the attitudes that members from different communities express towards each other are largely shaped by their community membership. Hence, we hypothesize that intercommunity attitudes expressed among users in social media have the potential to reflect their inter-community relations. Therefore, we first validate this hypothesis in the context of social media. Then, inspired by the hypothesis, we develop a framework to detect communities and their relations by jointly modeling users' attitudes and social interactions. We present experimental results using three real-world social media datasets to demonstrate the efficacy of our framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2018
EditorsAndrea Tagarelli, Chandan Reddy, Ulrik Brandes
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages99-106
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538660515
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 24 2018
Event10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2018 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 28 2018Aug 31 2018

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Other10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2018
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/28/188/31/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Salehi, A., & Davulcu, H. (2018). Detecting antagonistic and allied communities on social media. In A. Tagarelli, C. Reddy, & U. Brandes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2018 (pp. 99-106). [8508297] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ASONAM.2018.8508297