THE ORACULOUS MODEL: A SOCIAL MATCHING SYSTEM
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Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays, many applications on the Internet are based on social networks. These computerized networks extend the possibilities of relationship between people and accelerate the possibility of interaction between them. The growth and popularity of these networks show that computerization is an important tool in human relationship. The social models allow to represent social groups, their social networks and relationships between groups. In this context, Social Matching Systems (SMS) filter subgroups of individuals related by similarities in their interests, in order to improve collaboration and interaction as well as to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge through these subgroups. The Oraculous is a SMS that uses annotations that an individual makes on webpages to model the combination of these subjects from these networks. Oraculous define subgroups of individuals who have similarities, according to a set of criteria combination. In this work, the behavior that you wish to observe is learning by social matching. The criteria are defined by a combination of learning theories in order to justify, in turn, relations between individuals who behave according to them. The Oraculous model constitutes a service that can be used by other client systems, for example, social networks. A model of social is a form of recommendation that suggests how people share certain characteristics. Should identify individuals and relationships, as well as, register shares through them to define their affinities. Based on this, the model Oraculous represent individuals by page markers and their relationships by the pages and notes that they have in common. The filtering is performed through the restrictions that happen when accounting which common characteristics matter to the formation of paired groups. The behavior to be studied is how learning theories can affect the groups that will be formed by filtering. Learning theories define how the acquisition of knowledge and this acquisition can be modeled by filtering the relationships between individuals. In this work, the structure model and its relationship with learning theories will be shown.
Keywords: Social Matching System, Recomendation System, Learning, Education, Social Network.