The Uncertainty of Identity Toolset: Analysing digital traces for user profiling

Muhammad Adnan, Antonio Lima, Luca Rossi, Suresh Veluru, Paul Longley, Mirco Musolesi, Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

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Abstract

People manage a spectrum of identities in cyber domains. Profiling individuals and assigning them to distinct groups or classes have potential applications in targeted services, online fraud detection, extensive social sorting, and cyber-security. This paper presents the Uncertainty of Identity Toolset, a framework for the identification and profiling of users from their social media accounts and e-mail addresses. More specifically, in this paper we discuss the design and implementation of two tools of the framework. The Twitter Geographic Profiler tool builds a map of the ethno-cultural communities of a person's friends on Twitter social media service. The E-mail Address Profiler tool identifies the probable identities of individuals from their e-mail addresses and maps their geographical distribution across the UK. To this end, this paper presents a framework for profiling the digital traces of individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, SIN 2014
EditorsRon Poet
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages254-260
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330336
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, SIN 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume2014-September

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, SIN 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period9/09/1411/09/14

Keywords

  • Geographic distribution
  • Identity
  • Online social networks
  • Substring matching
  • Suffix tree
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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