Prediction of the Engagement Rate on Algerian Dialect Facebook Pages

  • Chayma Zatout
  • Ahmed GuessoumEmail author
  • Chemseddine Neche
  • Amina Daoud
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 874)


For the purposes of online marketing, some social networks provide an advertising platform that allows the sponsoring of advertising content to reach target users. This content promotion is expensive in terms of the budget to be spent and this is why the content to be sponsored must be carefully selected. In other words, a company would ideally only sponsor content which is likely to perform well. The performance of an advertising content is usually measured by a metric called the Engagement Rate often used in the field of social media marketing to measure the extent to which the users will show “interest” for and interact with the advertised content. Thus, being able to predict the engagement rate of a publication is of utmost importance to Social Marketers. In this work, we propose a deep-learning-based system, to predict the performance of Facebook posts content in the Algerian Dialect, as measured by the users’ engagement rate with respect to these publications. In order to predict the engagement rate, the system processes all the publication content: the text, the images, and videos if they exist. The images are preprocessed to extract their features and the Algerian Dialect textual content of the posts is analyzed despite its complexity which is due to multilingualism (use of Arabic, Algerian dialect, French and English). Two models of neural networks were proposed, one based on an MLP architecture and the other on a hybrid Convolutional-LSTM and MLP architecture. The results produced by these models on the prediction of the engagement rate are compared and discussed.


Social networks Engagement rate Arabic natural language processing Algerian dialect Image analysis Neural networks Deep learning LSTM Convolutional neural networks 



We express our thanks to the staff of Sense Conseil, especially Mrs. Loubna Lahmici, who were available to answer various questions related to social network marketing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chayma Zatout
    • 1
  • Ahmed Guessoum
    • 2
    Email author
  • Chemseddine Neche
    • 1
  • Amina Daoud
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUSTHBAlgiersAlgeria
  2. 2.“NLP, Machine Learning, and Applications” Research Group, Laboratory for Research in Artificial IntelligenceUSTHBAlgiersAlgeria
  3. 3.SENSE ConseilsHydraAlgeria

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