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

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CHAPTER 3

Provenance via Network Information

In social media, information is often transmitted and retransmitted from one user to other users, and from one social media site to other social media sites. Although the existing structure of social media allows users to easily create, receive, and propagate a piece of information, it provides no mechanism for its users to know more about the received information, e. g., provenance (also known as, sources or originators) of such information. Previous research in social media shows that network information can be useful for many social media mining tasks, including community detection, network modeling, influence modeling, classification and recommendation, and privacy, trust, and security [18, 50 ...

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