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Interactive Analytics in Social Media

  • Sihem Amer-Yahia
  • Alexandre Termier
  • Behrooz Omidvar Tehrani
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7993-3_80710-1

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Definition

Interactive Analytics in Social Media is a multistep process through which an analyst refines his/her understanding of users and their actions in social media. Interactive analytics in social media is helpful in data science where analysts do not necessarily know what to look for. It is a recent research field of large practical importance, with many open challenges. Interactive analytics in social media could be formulated in different ways including exploration under constraints such as minimizing the analyst’s time, maximizing the diversity of returned results, optimizing coverage of the input, or minimizing the number of exploration steps.

The main benefit of interactive analytics in social media is that it virtually sits on top of most social media analytics techniques as an exploratory layer that enables the gradual understanding of underlying datasets. It is thus essential that interactive analytics allows analysts...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sihem Amer-Yahia
    • 1
  • Alexandre Termier
    • 2
  • Behrooz Omidvar Tehrani
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Informatique de GrenobleCNRS and LIGGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.LIG (Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble), HADAS teamUniversité Joseph FourierGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire d’Informatique de GrenobleSaint-Martin d’HèresFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Fatma Özcan
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Almaden Research CenterSan JoseUSA