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Modelling and analysis of user behaviour in online communities

Angeletou, Sofia; Rowe, Matthew and Alani, Harith (2011). Modelling and analysis of user behaviour in online communities. In: 10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011), 23 - 27 Oct 2010, Bonn, Germany, pp. 35–50.

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Abstract

Understanding and forecasting the health of an online community is of great value to its owners and managers who have vested interests in its longevity and success. Nevertheless, the association between community evolution and the behavioural patterns and trends of its members is not clearly understood, which hinders our ability of making accurate predictions of whether a community is flourishing or diminishing. In this paper we use statistical analysis, combined with a semantic model and rules for representing and computing behaviour in online communities. We apply this model on a number of forum communities from Boards.ie to categorise behaviour of community members over time, and report on how different behaviour compositions correlate with positive and negative community growth in these forums.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29581
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2013 15:08
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29581
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