Towards classification of social streams

Min Hsuan Tsai, Charu C. Aggarwal, Thomas S. Huang

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Social streams have become very popular in recent years because of the increasing popularity of social media sites such as Twitter, and Facebook. Such social media sites create huge streams of data, which can be leveraged for a wide variety of applications. In this paper, we will focus on the classification problem for social streams. Unfortunately, such streams are extremely noisy, and contain large volumes of information, with information about network linkages between the participants exchanging messages. This is additional social information, associated with the text stream, which can be very helpful for classification. We combine an LSH method with an incremental SVM model in order to design an effective and efficient social context-sensitive streaming classifier for this scenario. The LSH model is used for learning the social context, and the SVM model is used for more effective classification within this context. We will present experimental results, which show the effectiveness of our techniques over a wide variety of other methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2015, SDM 2015
EditorsJieping Ye, Suresh Venkatasubramanian
PublisherSociety for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Publications
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510811522
StatePublished - 2015
EventSIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2015, SDM 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Apr 30 2015May 2 2015

Publication series

NameSIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2015, SDM 2015


OtherSIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2015, SDM 2015


  • Data streams
  • Social streams
  • Text mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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