Toward social causality: An analysis of interpersonal relationships in online blogs and forums

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Abstract

In this paper we present encouraging preliminary results into the problem of social causality (causal reasoning used by intelligent agents in a social environment) in online social interactions based on a model of reciprocity. At every level, social relationships are guided by the shared understanding that most actions call for appropriate reactions, and that inappropriate reactions require management. Thus, we present an analysis of interpersonal relationships in English reciprocal contexts. Specifically, we rely here on a large and recently built database of 10,882 reciprocal relation instances in online media. The resource is analyzed along a set of novel and important dimensions: symmetry, affective value, gender, and intentionality of action which are highly interconnected. At a larger level, we automatically generate chains of causal relations between verbs indicating interpersonal relationships. Statistics along these dimensions give insights into people's behavior, judgments, and thus their social interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Pages66-73
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2010
Event4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2010 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 23 2010May 26 2010

Other

Other4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/23/105/26/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Girju, C. R. (2010). Toward social causality: An analysis of interpersonal relationships in online blogs and forums. In Proceedings of the 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (pp. 66-73)