Title: Harnessing facebook for the evaluation of recommender systems based on physical copresence
Authors : de Spindler, Alexandre
Leone, Stefania
Grossniklaus, Michael
Norrie, Moira
Proceedings: Proceedings of ECAI 2008 : Workshop on Recommender Systems
Pages : 20
Pages to: 25
Conference details: 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Workshop on Recommender Systems, Patras, Greece, 22. July 2008
Editors of the parent work: Zanker, Markus
Felfernig, Alexander
Burke, Robin
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IOS Press
Issue Date: 2008
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: No review
Language : English
Subjects : Physical copresence; Facebook; Recommender system
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
Abstract: Various mobile social applications have proposed the use of ad-hoc network connectivity as a means of detecting user encounters and shared social contexts. These applications range from simple opportunistic information sharing to techniques for collaborative filtering in mobile settings. However, it can be difficult and costly to test the underlying assumption that repeated physical copresence can be used as a measure of user similarity. We have therefore developed a framework that allows existing online social platforms such as Facebook to be coupled with simple, standard mobile applications in order to test such hypotheses. The central idea is to map the physical copresence of users to connections in virtual social networks and then exploit the rich support for developing pluggable applications to measure user similarity within these networks.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 978-960-6843-06-8
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16576
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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