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Provenance Data in Social Media by Pritam Gundecha, Zhuo Feng, Geoffrey Barbier

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CHAPTER 2

Provenance Attributes

When a social media user receives information via a microblog message, a social network, or even a blog site, it is not always clear where the received information originated from, what motivated its publication, and what latent purposes may be associated with it. In such circumstances, with additional metadata, a user could make a better-informed judgment about the received information. For example, when attributes such as displayed name, occupation, education level, or age can be associated with the originator of information, a user is better informed about received information. In a particular domain, such as politics, a user may be interested in additional pieces of metadata. For example, a user with political ...

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