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An SNS-based model for finding collaborative partners


This paper proposes a model, Recommendation of Appropriate Partners (RAP), used on a Social Networking Service (SNS) for locating appropriate “helpers” for users based on individual users’ Chain of Friends (CoF) relationships. Using the RAP model, individual users can participate in a collaborative online community in remote locations, whereby helpers are willing to help other users solve their tasks/problems, and it is intended that both the users and helpers gain knowledge from these interactive online sessions. An example of the RAP-based system was implemented to invite Program Committee members to an international conference. The system was evaluated and the experimental results show that our model is very effective for discovering collaboration partners and finding users with similar interests in order to create communities for providing future and longer-term helping exchange.

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This work was supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 25750084.

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Yin, C., Yau, J.YK., Hwang, GJ. et al. An SNS-based model for finding collaborative partners. Multimed Tools Appl 76, 11531–11545 (2017).

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