Understanding and Augmenting Expertise Networks

Understanding and Augmenting Expertise Networks

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This thesis provides a network theoretical foundation for the analysis and design of knowledge sharing communities. It explores new opportunities and challenges that arise in online social interaction environments, which are becoming increasingly ubiquitous and important. This work also has direct implications for practitioners. The ability to add the level of expertise would be a major step forward for expertise finding systems, and would likely open up a range of new application possibilities.We analyzed a technical question answering community (Java Forum) and explored algorithms using network structure to evaluate expertise levels in [18]. Using simulations, we explored possible social settings and dynamics that may affectanbsp;...

Title:Understanding and Augmenting Expertise Networks
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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