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A Framework for Identifying Influential People by Analyzing Social Media Data

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chittagong 4349, Bangladesh
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Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
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Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
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Faculty of Engineering Technology, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Amman 15008, Jordan
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(24), 8773; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248773
Received: 14 October 2020 / Revised: 26 November 2020 / Accepted: 2 December 2020 / Published: 8 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Computing and Artificial Intelligence)
In this paper, we introduce a new framework for identifying the most influential people from social sensor networks. Selecting influential people from social networks is a complicated task as it depends on many metrics like the network of friends, followers, reactions, comments, shares, etc. (e.g., friends-of-a-friend, friends-of-a-friend-of-a-friend). Data on social media are increasing day-by-day at an enormous rate. It is also a challenge to store and process these data. Towards this goal, we use Hadoop to store data and Apache Spark for the fast computation of the data. To select influential people, we apply the mechanisms of skyline query and top-k query. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work to apply the Apache Spark framework to identify influential people on social sensor network, such as online social media. Our proposed mechanism can find influential people very quickly and efficiently on the data pattern of Facebook. View Full-Text
Keywords: social sensor network; influential person identification; Hadoop; Apache Spark; skyline query; top-k query social sensor network; influential person identification; Hadoop; Apache Spark; skyline query; top-k query
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Ahsan, M.S.A.; Arefin, M.S.; Kayes, A.S.M.; Hammoudeh, M.; Aldabbas, O. A Framework for Identifying Influential People by Analyzing Social Media Data. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 8773. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248773

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Ahsan MSA, Arefin MS, Kayes ASM, Hammoudeh M, Aldabbas O. A Framework for Identifying Influential People by Analyzing Social Media Data. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(24):8773. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248773

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Ahsan, Md. S.A., Mohammad S. Arefin, A. S.M. Kayes, Mohammad Hammoudeh, and Omar Aldabbas. 2020. "A Framework for Identifying Influential People by Analyzing Social Media Data" Applied Sciences 10, no. 24: 8773. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248773

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