What's behind topic formation and development: A perspective of community core groups

Tieyun Qian, Qing Li, Bing Liu, Hui Xiong, Jaideep Srivastava, Phillip Sheu

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Abstract

Over the past several years, there has been a great interest in topic detection and tracking (TDT). Recently, analyzing general research trend from the huge amount of history documents also arouses considerable attention. However, existing work on TDT mainly focuses on overall trend analysis, and is unable to address questions such as "what determines the evolution of a topic?" and "when and how does a new topic get formed?". In this paper, we propose a core group model to explain the dynamics and further segment topic development. According to the division phase and interphase in the life cycle of a core group, a topic is separated into four states, i.e. birth state, extending state, saturation state and shrinkage state. Experimental results on a real dataset show that the division of a core group brings on the generation of a new topic, and the progress of an entire topic is closely correlated to the growth of a core group during its interphase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009
Pages1843-1846
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventACM 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Nov 2 2009Nov 6 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Other

OtherACM 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period11/2/0911/6/09

Keywords

  • Community core group
  • Topic formation and development

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    Qian, T., Li, Q., Liu, B., Xiong, H., Srivastava, J., & Sheu, P. (2009). What's behind topic formation and development: A perspective of community core groups. In ACM 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2009 (pp. 1843-1846). (International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1645953.1646245