Inferring topic-dependent influence roles of Twitter users

Chengyao Chen, Dehong Gao, Wenjie Li, Yuexian Hou

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Twitter, as one of the most popular social media platforms, provides a convenient way for people to communicate and interact with each other. It has been well recognized that influence exists during users’ interactions. Some pioneer studies on finding influential users have been reported in the literature, but they do not distinguish different influence roles, which are of great value for various marketing purposes. In this chapter, we move a step forward trying to further distinguish influence roles of Twitter users in a certain topic. By defining three views of features relating to topic, sentiment and popularity respectively, we propose a Multi-view Influence Role Clustering (MIRC) algorithm to group Twitter users into five categories.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media Content Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationNatural Language Processing and Beyond
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789813223615
ISBN (Print)9789813223608
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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