UMBC ebiquity

Masters Thesis Research Update: Sandhya Krishnan

Speaker: Sandhya Krishnan

Start: Monday, October 08, 2012, 11:00AM

End: Monday, October 08, 2012, 12:00PM

Location: ITE 325-B

Abstract: In this week's lab meeting Sandhya Krishnan will present her proposed thesis topic:

Abstract: Content available on social media, can be used to understand the profile, behavior and interests of a user. Text mining and information retrieval tools can be used to extract words and topics which represent the content of the particular user in a given time frame. The goal if this thesis work is to analyze content of prominent user accounts on Social media [example: social media accounts of politicians or such people of influence]. Articles collected from the the web or from newspapers/new channels [any other such reliable sources] talking about this particular user, can be used as an indicator of ground truth of the user’s thoughts and activities. A similarity metric between content of the user account and ground truth can then be used to understand the validity of the user account. Once the authenticity of the particular user account has been established, a social network analysis of the user can help establish validity of users on his network.

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