Intruder or Welcome Friend: Inferring Group Membership in Online Social Networks. Conference Paper uri icon


  • Abstract. Inferring Online Social Networks (OSN) group members may help to evaluate the authenticity of an applicant asking to join a certain group, and secure vulnerable populations online, such as children. We propose machine learning based methods, which associate OSN members' affiliation with virtual groups based on personal, topological, and group affiliation features. The study applies and evaluates the methods empirically, on two social networks (Ning and TheMarker). The experimental results demonstrate that one can …

publication date

  • April 2, 2013

presented at event

  • SBP  Conference