SugarCube: quantification of topic propagation in the blogosphere using percolation theory

Ali Azimi Bolourian, Yashar Moshfeghi, C. J. van Rijsbergen

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Abstract

Blogs facilitate online debates and discussions for millions of people around the world. Identifying the most popular and prevailing topics discussed in the Blogosphere is a crucial task. This poster describes our novel approach to the quantification of the level of topic propagation in the Blogosphere. Our model uses graph-theoretic representations of the Blogosphere’s link structures that allows it to deduce the ‘Percolation Threshold’, which is then used in the quantification and definition of a global topic. The result of our experiments on a blog collection shows that our model is able to quantify the propagation of topics. Moreover, our model is successful in identifying specific topics that propagate throughout the Blogosphere and classifies them as ‘Global’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Place of PublicationNew York
Pages786-787
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2009
Event32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - Boston, United States
Duration: 19 Jul 200923 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference32nd international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period19/07/0923/07/09

Keywords

  • topic propagation
  • social networks
  • citation analysis
  • percolation theory

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