Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Spatiotemporal Proximity and Social Distance

  • Christoph Schlieder
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_326

Synonyms

Glossary

LBSN

Location-based social network

Heuristic principle

An experience-based but fallible problem-solving approach

Information filtering

An algorithm that aims at identifying relevant pieces of information

User-generated content

Text, images, or other media published in a LBSN

Definition

Spatiotemporal proximity and social distance are two heuristic principles for filtering user-generated content produced by the members of a location-based social network (Schlieder and Yanenko 2010; Yap et al. 2012). Information filtering addresses the quality problem which arises when content is created by a large community of voluntary contributors as is the case in Web-based forms of participatory or citizen journalism. While the computational filtering approaches share some basic assumptions with the evaluation approach adopted in classical journalism, there are significant differences with respect to the scale of the problem and the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Bamberg, Faculty for Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences, Chair of Computing in the Cultural SciencesBambergGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gao Cong
    • 1
  • Bee-Chung Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University (NTU)SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.LinkedInMountain ViewUSA