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Title: Friend recommendation for weight loss App
Authors: Li, A
Leung, H 
Lui, Y
Keywords: Friend recommendation
Social network
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc
Source: UbiComp 2014 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 2014, p. 1257-1264 How to cite?
Abstract: Although social network had been identified as an effective way to enhance overweight and obesity intervention in literature, the specific measures for integrating social network and weight loss are very limited until now. In this study, we developed a measure for recommending friends for weight loss apps in the context of social networks. In addition to network and profile similarities that have been well documented, our measure provided methods to model weight gain related behaviors and used obtained scores to construct a "behavior network". For evaluation, we proposed two measurements and conducted an experiment on a real dataset complemented with computer generated social graph. Results validated that presented measure is able to recommend friend conducting healthier lifestyle when compared with other friend recommendation measures.
Description: 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014, 13-17 September 2014
ISBN: 9781450330473
DOI: 10.1145/2638728.2638807
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