Connecting Corresponding Identities across Communities


  • Reza Zafarani Arizona State University
  • Huan Liu Arizona State University



Social Computing, Community Analysis, Social Media and Mainstream Media


One of the most interesting challenges in the area of social computing and social media analysis is the so-called community analysis. A well known barrier in cross-community (multiple website) analysis is the disconnectedness of these websites. In this paper, our aim is to provide evidence on the existence of a mapping among identities across multiple communities, providing a method for connecting these websites. Our studies have shown that simple, yet effective approaches, which leverage social media's collective patterns can be utilized to find such a mapping. The employed methods successfully reveal this mapping with 66% accuracy.




How to Cite

Zafarani, R., & Liu, H. (2009). Connecting Corresponding Identities across Communities. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 3(1), 354-357.