Friends don't lie: inferring personality traits from social network structure
Author(s)Staiano, Jacopo; Pianesi, Fabio; Lepri, Bruno; Sebe, Nicu; Aharony, Nadav; Pentland, Alex Paul; ... Show more Show less
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In this work, we investigate the relationships between social network structure and personality; we assess the performances of different subsets of structural network features, and in particular those concerned with ego-networks, in predicting the Big-5 personality traits. In addition to traditional survey-based data, this work focuses on social networks derived from real-life data gathered through smartphones. Besides showing that the latter are superior to the former for the task at hand, our results provide a fine-grained analysis of the contribution the various feature sets are able to provide to personality classification, along with an assessment of the relative merits of the various networks exploited.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp '12
Association for Computing Machinery
Staiano, Jacopo, Fabio Pianesi, Bruno Lepri, Nicu Sebe, Nadav Aharony, and Alex Pentland. “Friends Don’t Lie.” Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp ’12 (2012), Sept. 5-8, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, ACM.
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