Publications

2014

Eleta, I. and Golbeck, J. (2014). Multilingual use of Twitter: social networks at the language frontier. Journal Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 41, pp. 424-432.

In a nutshell: Social network analysis of multilingual Twitter users' egocentric networks. Applies new network statistics to account for the connections between language groups and models how network factors influence the language choices of multilingual users. Bilingual networks can have separated, integrated and peripheral language groups.

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2012

ACM DL Author-ize serviceA study of multilingual social tagging of art images: cultural bridges and diversity
Irene Eleta, Jennifer Golbeck
CSCW '12 Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2012

In a nutshell: Compares social tagging patterns in two languages in a collection of art images. Proposes ways to leverage multilingual tags for enriching the images metadata, and improving access in different languages.


ACM DL Author-ize serviceMultilingual use of Twitter: social networks and language choice
Irene Eleta
CSCW '12 Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, 2012

In a nutshell: Proposes to study the language choices of multilingual Twitter users in relation to their social network and types of information shared. Aims at identifying characteristics of language bridges for information.


Eleta, I. and Golbeck, J. (2012). Bridging Languages in Social Networks: How Multilingual Users of Twitter Connect Language Communities. Short paper in Proceedings of the 75th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, vol.49 (1). And poster (PNG).

In a nutshell: Focusing on the microblogging site Twitter, this study aims at defining and classifying language bridges by looking at the languages and structure of the social network of multilingual users.

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2010

Cover of the International Journal of Digital Library Systems
Clough, P. and Eleta, I. (2010). Investigating Language Skills and Field of Knowledge on Multilingual Information Access in Digital Libraries. International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS), volume 1(1), pp. 89-103.

In a nutshell: A survey on the effect of users' language skills and field of knowledge on their language preferences when searching for information online. Language–related fields constitute the best potential group of users of cross–language information retrieval, followed by the Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences.

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Conference presentations


ACM international conference on Computer–Supported Cooperative Work CSCW 2012, Seattle, WA

Presented the above mentioned “A study of multilingual social tagging of art images: cultural bridges and diversity” and “Multilingual use of Twitter: social networks and language choice.”

Presenting at CSCW 2012


Coalition for Networked Information—CNI Fall 2011, Arlington, VA

Klavans, J., Golbeck, J., Chun, S., Stein, R., Bachta, E., Eleta, I., Guerra, R., LaPlante, R. (2011). Art Images Online: Leveraging Social Tagging and Language for Browsing. T3 project briefing: handout in PDF.

Presenters: Irene Eleta and Raul Guerra.


 

Grace Hopper Conference of Women in Computing 2010, Atlanta, GA

Irene and colleagues presenting the poster
 

Eleta, I., Emmerling, B., Koepfler, J.A., & LaPlante, R. (2010). Jesus and the Jimson Weed – How do we derive meaning from tags, text, and queries to support improved image access? Poster in PDF.

Abstract: Accessing images from online digital art collections remains challenging because traditional text–based search techniques are inadequate. Social tagging is a promising strategy for improving image retrieval in such collections. This poster examines how four areas of research —multilingual tagging, subject categorization of tags and queries, multi–word tags and terms, and behavioral approaches to understanding search— shed light on this problem.

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