Abstract

Social media has become a part of our daily life and we use it for many reasons. One of its uses is to get our questions answered. Given a multitude of social media sites, however, one immediate challenge is to pick the most relevant site for a question. This is a challenging problem because (1) questions are usually short, and (2) social media sites evolve. In this work, we propose to utilize topic specialization to find the most relevant social media site for a given question. In particular, semantic knowledge is considered for topic specialization as it can not only make a question more specific, but also dynamically represent the content of social sites, which relates a given question to a social media site. Thus, we propose to rank social media sites based on combined search engine query results. Our algorithm yields compelling results for providing a meaningful and consistent site recommendation. This work helps further understand the innate characteristics of major social media platforms for the design of social Q&A systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages639-644
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450338547
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2015
EventIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: Aug 25 2015Aug 28 2015

Other

OtherIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period8/25/158/28/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yang, Z., Jones, I., Hu, X., & Liu, H. (2015). Finding the right social media site for questions. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 (pp. 639-644). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2808797.2809391