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A mash-up application utilizing hybridized filtering techniques for recommending events at a social networking site

Authors
  • Kayaalp, Mehmet1
  • Özyer, Tansel1
  • Özyer, Sibel T.2
  • 1 TOBB Economics and Technology University, Department of Computer Engineering, Ankara, Turkey , Ankara (Turkey)
  • 2 Çankaya University, Department of Computer Engineering, Ankara, Turkey , Ankara (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Social Network Analysis and Mining
Publisher
Springer Vienna
Publication Date
Oct 05, 2010
Volume
1
Issue
3
Pages
231–239
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s13278-010-0010-8
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Event recommendation is one way of gathering people having same likes/dislikes. In today’s world, many mass amounts of events are organized at different locations and times. Generally, cliques of people are fans of some specific events. They attend together based on each other’s recommendation. Generally, there are many activities that people prefer/opt out attending and these events are announced for attracting relevant people. Rather than, peer-to-peer oracles of a local group of people, or sentiments of people from different sources, an intelligent recommendation system can be used at a social networking site in order to recommend people in collaborative and content basis within a social networking site. We have used an existing social environment (http://www.facebook.com) for deployment. Our application has also been integrated with several web sites for collecting information for assessment. Our system has been designed in modules so that it is open to new data sources either by using web services or web scraping. Currently, our application is yet an application that permits users rate events; they have attended or have beliefs on them. Given the social network between people, system tries to recommend upcoming events to users. For this purpose, we have exploited the fact that a similarity relationship between different events can exist in terms of both content and collaborative filtering. Geographical locations have an impact so; we have also taken geographical location information and social concept of an event. Eventually, our system integrates different sources in facebook (http://www.facebook.com) for doing recommendation between people in close relationship. We have performed experiments among a group of students. Experiments led us have promising results.

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