Hybrid Approach for Bots Detection in Social Networks Based on Topological, Textual and Statistical Features

  • Lidia VitkovaEmail author
  • Igor Kotenko
  • Maxim Kolomeets
  • Olga Tushkanova
  • Andrey Chechulin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1156)


The paper presents a hybrid approach to social network analysis for obtaining information on suspicious user profiles. The offered approach is based on integration of statistical techniques, data mining and visual analysis. The advantage of the proposed approach is that it needs limited kinds of social network data (“likes” in groups and links between users) which is often in open access. The results of experiments confirming the applicability of the proposed approach are outlined.


Social network analysis Visual analysis Data mining Statistics Bots detection 



This research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation under grant number 18-71-10094 in SPIIRAS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lidia Vitkova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Igor Kotenko
    • 1
  • Maxim Kolomeets
    • 1
  • Olga Tushkanova
    • 1
  • Andrey Chechulin
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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