Content Management and Hashtag Recommendation in a P2P Social Networking Application

Title: Content Management and Hashtag Recommendation in a P2P Social Networking Application
Authors: Nelaturu, Keerthi
Date: 2015
Abstract: In this thesis focus is on developing an online social network application with a Peer-to-Peer infrastructure motivated by BestPeer++ architecture and BATON overlay structure. BestPeer++ is a data processing platform which enables data sharing between enterprise systems. BATON is an open-sourced project which implements a peer-to-peer with a topology of a balanced tree. We designed and developed the components for users to manage their accounts, maintain friend relationships, and publish their contents with privacy control and newsfeed, notification requests in this social network- ing application. We also developed a Hashtag Recommendation system for this social net- working application. A user may invoke a recommendation procedure while writing a content. After being invoked, the recommendation pro- cedure returns a list of candidate hashtags, and the user may select one hashtag from the list and embed it into the content. The proposed ap- proach uses Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) topic model to derive the latent or hidden topics of different content. LDA topic model is a well developed data mining algorithm and generally effective in analyzing text documents with different lengths. The topic model is further used to identify the candidate hashtags that are associated with the texts in the published content through their association with the derived hidden top- ics. We considered different methods of recommendation approach for the pro- cedure to select candidate hashtags from different content. Some methods consider the hashtags contained in the contents of the whole social net- work or of the user self. These are content-based recommendation tech- niques which matching user’s own profile with the profiles of items.. Some methods consider the hashtags contained in contents of the friends or of the similar users. These are collaborative filtering based recommendation techniques which considers the profiles of other users in the system. At the end of the recommendation procedure, the candidate hashtags are or- dered by their probabilities of appearance in the content and returned to the user. We also conducted experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of the hashtag recommendation approach. These experiments were fed with the tweets published in Twitter. The hit-rate of recommendation is measured in these experiments. Hit-rate is the percentage of the selected or relevant hashtags contained in candidate hashtags. Our experiment results show that the hit-rate above 50% is observed when we use a method of recommendation approach independently. Also, for the case that both similar user and user preferences are considered at the same time, the hit-rate improved to 87% and 92% for top-5 and top-10 candidate recommendations respectively.
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