Social Group Modeling with Probabilistic Soft Logic

TitleSocial Group Modeling with Probabilistic Soft Logic
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBert, H, Stephen, B, Eric, N, Jay, P, Getoor, L
Conference NameNeuRIPS Workshop on SNSMA

In this work, we show how to model the group affiliations of social media users using probabilistic soft logic. We consider groups of a broad variety, motivated by ideas from the social sciences on groups and their roles in social identity. By modeling group affiliations, we allow the possibility of efficient higher-level relational reasoning about the groups themselves, where the number of groups is relatively small compared to the number of users. We discuss preliminary results from experiments using real social media data collected from Twitter.