Expert as a Service: Software Expert Recommendation via Knowledge Domain Embeddings in Stack Overflow
2017 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) (2017)
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
June 25, 2017 to June 30, 2017
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICWS.2017.122
Question answering (Q&A) communities have gained momentum recently as an effective means of knowledge sharing over the crowds, where many users are experts in the real-world and can make quality contributions in certain domains or technologies. Although the massive user-generated Q&A data present a valuable source of human knowledge, a related challenging issue is how to find those expert users effectively. In this paper, we propose a framework for finding such experts in a collaborative network. Accredited with recent works on distributed word representations, we are able to summarize text chunks from the semantics perspective and infer knowledge domains by clustering pre-trained word vectors. In particular, we exploit a graph-based clustering method for knowledge domain extraction and discern the shared latent factors using matrix factorization techniques. The proposed clustering method features requiring no post-processing of clustering indicators and the matrix factorization method is combined with the semantic similarity of the historical answers to conduct expertise ranking of users given a query. We use Stack Overflow, a website with a large group of users and a large number of posts on topics related to computer programming, to evaluate the proposed approach and conduct extensively experiments to show the effectiveness of our approach.
Clustering algorithms, Software, Knowledge engineering, Semantics, Programming, Collaborative work, Tagging
C. Huang, L. Yao, X. Wang, B. Benatallah and Q. Z. Sheng, "Expert as a Service: Software Expert Recommendation via Knowledge Domain Embeddings in Stack Overflow," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2017, pp. 317-324.