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Social Network Data Trust Issues

Social Network Data Trust Issues.

Author(s): Nikolay A. Skvortsov.
Published:Selected Papers of the XVII International Conference on Data Analytics and Management in Data Intensive Domains (DAMDID/RCDL 2015). CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1536:292-298. (In Russian)
Traditional approaches to social-oriented data acquisition such as interviewing and questionnaires are often replaced with a cheaper web-based and social network data acquisition. However, for a number of reasons analysis of data obtained from the internet may lead to different results than using traditional approaches. Thus the problem of social network data reliability appears. In the paper, specificity of social network data and factors of its dissimilarity from questionnaire data are analyzed. Attention drawn to person behavior analysis as a social network data source and to its difference from public activity. Accessibility issues of social network user behavior are discussed.
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