Artificial Intelligence

Best Student Paper Award by Jeon-Hyung Kang

A paper authored by Jeon-Hyung Kang together with his advisor Kristina Lerman and Lise Getoor will receive the Best Student Paper Award at the upcoming SBP13 conference.

The paper is titled "LA-LDA: A Limited Attention Topic Model for Social Recommendation". In it, the authors propose a latent topic model for social media which incorporates users' limited, non-uniformly divided attention in the diffusion process by which opinions and information spread on the social network. The authors show that their proposed model is able to learn more accurate user models from users' social network and item adoption behavior than models which do not take limited attention into account.

The paper can be found here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.6277

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