Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#832 closed (fixed)

Davis Social Links

Reported by: Owned by: Josh Smift
Priority: major Milestone: DSL: S3.c Demonstration and Outreach at GEC11
Component: DSL Version: SPIRAL3
Keywords: GEC12 Cc:


A relevant feature of online social networks like Facebook is the scope for users to share external information from the web with their friends by sharing an URL. The phenomenon of sharing has bridged the web graph with the social network graph and the shared knowledge in ego networks has become a source for relevant information for an individual user, leading to the emergence of social search as a powerful tool for information retrieval. Consideration of the social context has become an essential factor in the process of ranking results in response to queries in social search engines. In this demo, we present InfoSearch, a social search engine built over the Facebook platform, which lets users search for information based on what their friends have shared. We identify and implement three distinct ranking factors based on the number of mutual friends, social group membership, and time stamp of shared documents to rank results for user searches. We perform user studies based on the Facebook feeds of two authors to understand the impact of each ranking factor on the result for two queries.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by

Component: GPODSL
Owner: changed from somebody to Josh Smift

Please specify the demo requirements (AC, wired or wireless ethernet, projector, monitor etc.)

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by

This appears to be a poster-only request. Please confirm.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by

PI meant to request demo space. What is needed for this demo? Just table space?

See list at

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by

PI needs only table space and Internet (assume wireless) connection for his laptop.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Josh Smift

Status: newassigned

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Apologies for the delay in confirming your demo request, but we can in fact now confirm that the resources you requested will be available for your demo on Wednesday evening.

A few important general notes:

  • The tables in the demo room will be 60" x 34"; this is somewhat shorter than the 6' tables we've had at other demo sites.
  • There will be buses from the hotel to the demo site, starting at 15:30. If you want to drive to the site at any point during the day, you'll need a parking permit. Let us know BY OCTOBER 25TH if you need one, and we'll arrange for it to be available at the GENI registration desk at the hotel.
  • If you want to mail/ship anything demo-related to the conference, more information is on the GENI wiki (see below).

We'll be adding more information to between now and the conference. If you have any other questions, just let us know.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by Josh Smift

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Thanks again for participating in the GEC 12 evening demo session.

We've added information about the demo session to Please feel free to edit the section about your demo, add any participants who you'd like to credit, add links to other relevant pages, and attach any materials (slides, PDFs of posters, etc) about your demo.

If you have any questions or concerns, or need a hand with any of that, just drop a note to Cheers!

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