The Open UniversitySkip to content

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.

Full text available as:
PDF (Version of Record) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (279kB) | Preview
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


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)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 44014
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 06:33
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU