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Review Papers | Computer Science & Engineering | India | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014
A Survey of Friendbook Recommendation Services
Pankaj L. Pingate | S. M. Rokade 
Abstract: In this paper, we have presented a literature review of the modern friend recommendation services. Existing social networking services recommend friends to users based on their social graphs, which may not be the most appropriate to reflect a users preferences on friend selection in real life. In this paper, we present Friendbook, a novel semantic-based friend recommendation system for social networks, which recommends friends to users based on their life styles instead of social graphs. By taking advantage of sensor-rich smartphone, Friendbook discovers life styles of users from user-centric sensor data, measures the similarity of life styles between users, and recommends friends to users if their life styles have high similarity. Inspired by text mining, we model a users daily life as life documents, from which his/her life styles are extracted by using the Latent Dirichlet Allocation algorithm. We further propose a similarity metric to measure the similarity of life styles between users, and calculate users impact in terms of life styles with a friend-matching graph. Upon receiving a request, Friendbook returns a list of people with highest recommendation scores to the query user. Finally, Friendbook integrates a feedback mechanism to further improve the recommendation accuracy.
Keywords: Friendbook, recommendation, social network, lifestyle
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014,
Pages: 747 - 749