Modeling user and topic interactions in social networks using Hawkes processes

Journal Title: EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems - Year 2015, Vol 1, Issue 3


We present in this paper a framework to model information diffusion in social networks based on linear multivariate Hawkes processes. Our model exploits the effective broadcasting times of information by users, which guarantees a more realistic view of the information diffusion process. The proposed model takes into consideration not only interactions between users but also interactions between topics, which provides a deeper analysis of influences in social networks. We provide an estimation algorithm based on nonnegative matrix factorization techniques, which together with a dimensionality reduction argument is able to discover, in addition, the latent community structure of the social network. We also provide several numerical results of our method.

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Julio Cesar Louzada Pinto, Tijani Chahed


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Julio Cesar Louzada Pinto, Tijani Chahed (2015). Modeling user and topic interactions in social networks using Hawkes processes. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cloud Systems, 1(3), -.