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Automatic location suggestion for new or updated content in social software Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242175D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-23
Document File: 4 page(s) / 37K

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This article describes an automatic mechanism for optimal location suggestion in social networks for new or changed content. In many case the social network user must first decide on the content location and then he is allowed to create such content. This article describes a system, that will allow a user fist to create a content, and only then to decide where is should be placed, providing a selection of locations close to other similar content with high visibility and high probability that the content will be consumed by other users.

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Automatic location suggestion for new or updated content in social software

The main problem solved by this disclosure is providing a suggestion to optimal location of content in social software.

In social systems, the users create and post a lot of content, textual and other. In most content systems, when a user creates a piece of content, e.g. a wiki page, the user needs to decide in advance where to create it, e.g. - should it be a wiki page in a new wiki, should it be added to an existing page, should it be a sub-page of an existing wiki page, should it be created within a community etc.

The decision is made based only on the limited user experience, and information available to him. The selected location of the content is often not optimal, regarding the position within the existing content with similar or related themes. It may be even worse, in the sense that valuable content may placed in a location in the content hierarchy where the potential content consumer will not read it, because they have not read content in close location to the new content (parent / siblings) and they are not familiar with the content creator.

    We would like to allow the user to create content without deciding in advance on its location in the content hierarchy, or social communities or groups. We would like to allow the user to create content and have the system suggest where would be the best place for the content from the perspective of similar already existing content, and the social effectiveness of the content, e.g. closeness of the content consumers to the content creator.

    This can be done at first upon creation of the content document, based on the title or metadata, and then later when the user updates or changes the text the system can suggest to relocate the content if needed.

Once enough content is put into the document for analysis, the system may suggest to place the document in a place where similar content already exists, for example, add a child or sibling document of the existing documents. The system may also suggest to place the document in a community that deals with the topics that appear in the document. The system will also take into consideration the social closeness of the users, who are already consuming the other content (based on statistics of viewing the data).

    In a social software all the content is organized into hierarchical trees. The root of each tree can be a community, or a group, which can include an even smaller hierarchical social object like wiki, or blog. Each such object includes a tree of content documents, organized in a parent-child relationships manner. For each child there is usually one parent, and may be several siblings. The content is usually grouped by themes, or by content consumers relationships. For example there can be a wiki for Java development issues where users store documents about their

Java experience. Another example is a wiki for GROUP AAA documents, where users from GROUP AAA are s...