FOAF introductions: automatically growing and improving the accuracy of detected social graphs

Jamie Banford, Alisdair Mcdiarmid, James Irvine

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Abstract

Friend of a Friend (FOAF) introductions are an effective means to grow detected social graphs in mobile applications. By detecting triadic closure in the social graph they both introduce co-present users who are not already acquainted, and improve the accuracy of the social graph. We searched for the presence of triadic closure in a real mobile social network, and tested the suitability of FOAF introductions as a means for efficient network growth. We found that triadic closure does occur in mobile networks, and that half of the triads found were suitable for FOAF introductions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA), 2010
PublisherIEEE
Pages75-81
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9144-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

Keywords

  • FOAF
  • mobile applications
  • network analysis
  • social networks

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    Banford, J., Mcdiarmid, A., & Irvine, J. (2010). FOAF introductions: automatically growing and improving the accuracy of detected social graphs. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA), 2010 (pp. 75-81). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPCA.2010.5704078