Identifying User Personality in Facebook Using their Activity DataAuthor : P. Dhinesh Kumar and S. Anusuya
Volume 8 No.1 Special Issue:February 2019 pp 89-93
The facilitators of human interactions, social networks have become an interesting target of research, providing rich information for studying and modelling user’s behaviour. Identification of personality-related indicators encrypted in Facebook profiles and activities are of special concern in our current research efforts. This paper explores the feasibility of modelling user personality based on a proposed set of features extracted from the Facebook data. The encouraging results of our study, exploring the suitability and performance of several classification techniques, will also be presented. Gaining insight in a web user’s personality is very valuable for applications that rely on personalisation, such as recommender systems and personalised advertising. In this paper we explore the use of machine learning techniques for inferring a user’s personality traits from their Facebook status updates. Even with a small set of training examples we can outperform the majority class baseline algorithm. Furthermore, the results are improved by adding training examples from another source. This is an interesting result because it indicates that personality trait recognition generalises across social media platforms.
Social Networks, Results, Learning, Personality, Identification
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