Detecting Personality Traces in Users’ Social Activity

  • Styliani KleanthousEmail author
  • Constantinos Herodotou
  • George Samaras
  • Panayiotis Germanakos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9742)


The effect that social media have in our lives nowadays is apparent. Many studies focused on how the differences we hold as people due to our personality, reflect our activities online. In this work we aim to exploit reports of previous work to implicitly build a personality model of Facebook users, based on their Facebook activity. An initial evaluation study shows that using Facebook activity data, we can extract information on user personality and at the same time points in further improvements necessary for more accurate personality prediction.


Social networks Big Five personality model User modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Styliani Kleanthous
    • 1
    Email author
  • Constantinos Herodotou
    • 1
  • George Samaras
    • 1
  • Panayiotis Germanakos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Suite Engineering UX, Products and InnovationSAP SEWalldorfGermany

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