Document Type

Article

Date

2012

Embargo Period

7-6-2012

Keywords

social network, reputation management, community analysis, computer security

Language

English

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Description/Abstract

We develop two social network based algorithms that automatically compute author reputation from a collection of textual documents.We first extract keyword reference behaviors of the authors to construct a social network, which represents relationships among the authors in terms of information reference behavior. With this network, we apply the two algorithms: the first computes each author’s reputation value considering only direct reference and the second utilizes indirect reference recursively. We compare the reputation values computed by the two algorithms and reputation ratings given by a human domain expert. We further evaluate the algorithms in email categorization tasks by comparing them with machine learning techniques. Finally, we analyse the social network through a community detection algorithm and other analysis techniques. We observed several interesting phenomena including the network being scale-free and having a negative assortativity.

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