Exploring social-historical ties on location-based social networks

Huiji Gao, Jiliang Tang, Huan Liu

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Abstract

Location-based social networks (LBSNs) have become a popular form of social media in recent years. They provide location related services that allow users to "check-in" at geographical locations and share such experiences with their friends. Millions of "check-in" records in LBSNs contain rich information of social and geographical context and provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study user's social behavior from a spatial-temporal aspect, which in turn enables a variety of services including place advertisement, traffic forecasting, and disaster relief. In this paper, we propose a social-historical model to explore user's check-in behavior on LBSNs. Our model integrates the social and historical effects and assesses the role of social correlation in user's check-in behavior. In particular, our model captures the property of user's check-in history in forms of power-law distribution and short-term effect, and helps in explaining user's check-in behavior. The experimental results on a real world LBSN demonstrate that our approach properly models user's checkins and shows how social and historical ties can help location prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICWSM 2012 - Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Pages114-121
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2012 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Jun 4 2012Jun 7 2012

Publication series

NameICWSM 2012 - Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

Other

Other6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2012
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period6/4/126/7/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Gao, H., Tang, J., & Liu, H. (2012). Exploring social-historical ties on location-based social networks. In ICWSM 2012 - Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (pp. 114-121). (ICWSM 2012 - Proceedings of the 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media).