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Modelling Question Selection Behaviour in Online Communities

Burel, Gregoire; He, Yulan; Mulholland, Paul and Alani, Harith (2015). Modelling Question Selection Behaviour in Online Communities. In: WWW '15 Companion, ACM, pp. 357–358.

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Abstract

Value of online Question Answering (Q&A) communities is driven by the question-answering behaviour of its members. Finding the questions that members are willing to answer is therefore vital to the efficient operation of such communities. In this paper, we aim to identify the parameters that cor- relate with such behaviours. We train different models and construct effective predictions using various user, question and thread feature sets. We show that answering behaviour can be predicted with a high level of success.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-3473-3, 978-1-4503-3473-0
Keywords: social Q&A platforms; online communities; user behaviour; social media
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
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Item ID: 44014
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 12:02
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/44014
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