Predicting potential responders in social Q&A based on non-QA features

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Abstract

Given the recent advancement of online social networking technologies, social question and answering has become an important venue for individuals to seek and share information. While studies have suggested the possibilities of routing questions to potential answerers for their help and the information provided, there is little analysis proposed to identify the characteristics that differentiate the possible responders from the nonresponders. In order to address such gap, in this work we present a model to predict potential responders in social Q&A using only non-QA-based attributes. We build the classifier using features from two different aspects, including: features extracted from one's social profile and style of posting. To evaluate our model, we collect over 20, 000 questions posted on Wenwo, a social Q&A application based on Weibo, along with all their responders. Our experimental results over the collected dataset demonstrate the effectiveness of responder prediction based on non-QA features and proposed potential implications for system design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2014
Subtitle of host publicationOne of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2131-2136
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period26/4/141/5/14

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Keywords

  • Information seeking
  • Social Q&A
  • Social networks
  • Social question and answering
  • Social search
  • Weibo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Liu, Z., & Jansen, B. J. (2014). Predicting potential responders in social Q&A based on non-QA features. In CHI EA 2014: One of a ChiNd - Extended Abstracts, 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2131-2136). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2581366