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2009 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (2009)
Miami, Florida
Dec. 6, 2009 to Dec. 9, 2009
ISSN: 1550-4786
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3895-2
pp: 11-20
The nature of the Blogosphere determines that the majority of bloggers are only connected with a small number of fellow bloggers, and similar bloggers can be largely disconnected from each other. Aggregating them allows for cost-effective personalized services, targeted marketing, and exploration of new business opportunities. As most bloggers have only a small number of adjacent bloggers, the problem of aggregating similar bloggers presents challenges that demand novel algorithms of connecting the non-adjacent due to the fragmented distributions of bloggers. In this work, we define the problem, delineate its challenges, and present an approach that uses innovative ways to employ contextual information and collective wisdom to aggregate similar bloggers. A real-world blog directory is used for experiments. We demonstrate the efficacy of our approach, report findings, and discuss related issues and future work.
Blogosphere, similar bloggers, sparse distribution, Long Tail, collective wisdom, clustering, power law, mean average precision (MAP), latent semantic analysis

H. Liu, P. S. Yu, N. Agarwal, S. Subramanya and J. J. Salerno, "Connecting Sparsely Distributed Similar Bloggers," 2009 Ninth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining(ICDM), Miami, Florida, 2009, pp. 11-20.
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