Modelling question selection behaviour in online communities

Burel, Grégoire; Mulholland, Paul; He, Yulan and Alani, Harith (2015). Modelling question selection behaviour in online communities. IN: WWW'15 Companion - Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web. New York, NY (US): ACM.


Value of online Question Answering (QandA) communities is driven by the question-answering behaviour of its members. Finding the questions that members are willing to answer is therefore vital to the effcient operation of such communities. In this paper, we aim to identify the parameters that cor- relate with such behaviours. We train different models and construct effective predictions using various user, question and thread feature sets. We show that answering behaviour can be predicted with a high level of success.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Computer science
Additional Information: Funding: EC-FP7 project DecarboNet (grant number 265454).
Event Title: 24th International Conference on World Wide Web
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-05-18 - 2015-05-22
Uncontrolled Keywords: online communities,social media,social QandA platforms,user behaviour,Computer Networks and Communications,Software
Published Date: 2015-05-18


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