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Ingeniería e Investigación

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ASTAIZA, J.A; CERON, I.D; NINO-ZAMBRANO, M.A  and  RAMIREZ-GONZALEZ, G.A. An information search model for online social Networks - MOBIRSE. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.3, pp.76-83. ISSN 0120-5609.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/ing.investig.v35n3.43991.

Online Social Networks (OSNs) have been gaining great importance among Internet users in recent years. These are sites where it is possible to meet people, publish, and share content in a way that is both easy and free of charge. As a result, the volume of information contained in these websites has grown exponentially, and web search has consequently become an important tool for users to easily find information relevant to their social networking objectives. Making use of ontologies and user profiles can make these searches more effective. This article presents a model for Information Retrieval in OSNs (MOBIRSE) based on user profile and ontologies which aims to improve the relevance of retrieved information on these websites. The social network Facebook was chosen for a case study and as the instance for the proposed model. The model was validated using measures such as At-k Precision and Kappa statistics, to assess its efficiency.

Keywords : Ontologies; user profile; online social network; information retrieval; search model.

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