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Platys Social: Relating Shared Places and Private Social Circles
May-June 2012 (vol. 16 no. 3)
pp. 53-59
Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, North Carolina State University
Munindar P. Singh, North Carolina State University

Social circles can be valuable in online applications, but existing approaches don't readily support such grouping: they either require a user to manually tag connections or offer no more than broad-brush acquaintanceship between connections. Platys Social is a novel approach that learns users' social circles and prioritizes their connections by bringing together contextual information and user interactions. Platys Social runs incrementally, can execute on a resource-limited mobile device, and can potentially avoid storing users' private information on a remote site.

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Index Terms:
mobile applications, computer applications, computers and society, computing milieu
Citation:
Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, Munindar P. Singh, "Platys Social: Relating Shared Places and Private Social Circles," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 53-59, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.106
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